Leigh Tate and her husband Dan homestead five acres in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains. Their goal is simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant living. Over the years they've partnered with goats, chickens, ducks, pigs, guinea fowl, dogs, cats, honeybees, and a llama. In addition to livestock care, Leigh's days are filled with gardening, foraging, and food preservation. She enjoys cheese making, solar and wood cookstove cookery, and the fiber arts. Leigh is the author of 5 Acres and A Dream The Book, Critter Tales, How To Bake Without Baking Powder, and The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos. She blogs at www.5acresandadream.com.