I homeschool and working to not so much as living off the grid, but providing as much as my own food and supplies as I can. I make my own soaps, lotions, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, etc.. I sew, am crafty, and I can every year. We bought a rural home with small acreage to add chickens. I am wondering if most other people here on BYC do pretty much the same thing, or are there others who.. I dunno.. like live in studio apts in a big city and keep a hen as a pet who makes them breakfast?