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Deborah Niemann
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Attended Illinois State University
Lived in Refugio, TX
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We're ready! Are you?
Here are the last minute details for this weekend ... Walk-in registrations will be accepted for the conference on Saturday, but Sunday's Goat Workshop is full. We've had a lot of rain today, so be sure to bring waterproof shoes or boots because we will be ...
Here are the last minute details for this weekend ... Walk-in registrations will be accepted for the conference on Saturday, but Sunday's Goat Workshop is full. We've had a lot of rain today, so be sure to bring waterproof sh...
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Early bird discount ends tonight!
Today is the last day to receive the early bird discount on your registration. If you register by midnight, you'll receive $10 off the regular price. This year's conference is being held at Antiquity Oaks Farm. Most of the sessions are live demos or hands-o...
Today is the last day to receive the early bird discount on your registration. If you register by midnight, you'll receive $10 off the regular price. This year's conference is being held at Antiquity Oaks Farm. Most of the se...
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Mark your calendars and come see us next month during the 5th Annual Livingston County Farm Crawl.
Tickets are now available for the 2016 Livingston County Farm Crawl. Tickets are FREE, and they will be your 3-Farm Passport. In past years, you would pick up your passport at the first farm you visited. This year, you will...
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Learn about mobile poultry housing
This past spring, we purchased a 20-year-old construction trailer and turned it into a mobile hen house. Being a construction trailer, it had essentially been an office in the past, so it was just an empty room -- or two, actually. So, we removed the wall t...
This past spring, we purchased a 20-year-old construction trailer and turned it into a mobile hen house. Being a construction trailer, it had essentially been an office in the past, so it was just an empty room -- or two, act...
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It's time! Farm Crawl is tomorrow and Sunday!
Victoria the goat gave birth to this adorable little guy on Tuesday! And our three sows had piglets a couple of weeks ago. The Farm Crawl is this Saturday and Sunday, rain or shine. Get your free 3-farm passport tickets here!
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If you have goats, please read and help.
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Distilling your own liquor
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Henmobile launched
When we first moved out here in 2002, I truly thought that I only needed to look to memories of my grandparent's farm to know what to do. And my grandparents had a chicken house. When I discovered that chicken houses in Illinois had dual-pitched roofs and w...
When we first moved out here in 2002, I truly thought that I only needed to look to memories of my grandparent's farm to know what to do. And my grandparents had a chicken house. When I discovered that chicken houses in Illin...
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Author, homesteader, self sufficiency expert, soap maker
Introduction
I'm the mother of three young adults, living on 32 acres in the middle of nowhere, where we built our own house, grow our own food organically, milk goats, make cheese and soap, raise sheep, spin wool, tend a flock of free-range chickens and turkeys. In addition to speaking nationally on sustainable living, I also teach an online course in goat husbandry for the University of Massachusetts.
Bragging rights
author of Homegrown & Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living (2011) and Ecothrifty: Cheaper, Greener Choices for a Happier, Healthier Life (2012) and Raising Goats Naturally: The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat, & More (2013)
Education
  • Illinois State University
    MA, Communication, 2008
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
    BA, English, 1985
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Female
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Occupation
writer, speaker, homesteader
Employment
  • Self
    writer, present
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Previously
Refugio, TX - Houston, TX - Bremerton, WA - Willimantic, CT - Providence, RI - Groton, CT - Orlando, FL - Honolulu, HI - St. Charles, IL - Joliet, IL