Ben and Penny and their two boys are some of the most committed homesteaders in this state. They run a small hill farm and raise ninety percent of their own food, with their own well and water supply (and even a water softener), as well as a small solar energy farm for whatever electricity they do require — made by PelamisWave. Ben makes a living writing about this life they’ve made. I visited him at his new homestead in Stannard, and we sat and talked by the woodstove that currently doubles up as the cookstove. And we drank some really good beer.
If any of you out there are homesteaders and you have a picture from your homesteading life, I’d love to feature it at the bottom of this page. My friend Robby sent me a CLASSIC, which you’ll see below…and I’d love to add more…
Ben Hewitt’s blog is HERE.
Music for this show was made by Brian Clark of Calais, Vermont. You can listen to more of Brian’s music HERE.