My husband and I are as far from rural as you can get. Having grown up in major cities, we worked in technology and spent evenings hitting up bars with friends to talk about the latest news or art house film.
Then we had kids.
Now living on the northern edge of Massachusetts, we have decided to embrace rural living. Unfortunately we don't live in the country. As an experiment, we hope to create a "microfarm" to give our kids, and ourselves, a chance to learn about where our food comes from. Our plan is to raise chickens in a small side yard and tear up our front lawn to create an attractive vegetable garden inspired by Fritz Haeg's Edible Estates.
We have no qualifications.
We have no experience.
Often, we have no energy.
Our greatest hope is that the neighbors don't hate us by the end.