So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? Book Events

Saturday, November 24
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Sherman's of Damariscotta 
158 Main St, Damariscotta, ME 

Saturday Dec. 1 
1:00 -3:00 PM
Sherman's Maine Coast Bookshop of Freeport 
128 Main St, Freeport, ME 

Wednesday, December 5
7:00-8:00 PM 
Jesup Library in Bar Harbor in conjunction with Sherman's of Bar Harbor from 34 Mt Desert St, Bar Harbor, ME

Tuesday, December 11
Left Bank Books
109 Church St, Belfast, ME

Join author Kirsten Lie-Nielsen as she talks about her new book, So You Want to be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life

The dream of rural living can be romantic and rewarding, it is also packed with challenges. So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? offers an in-depth "look before you leap" examination of what you need to consider before moving "back to the land."

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen is a writer and farmer living on 93 acres in rural Maine. After starting a small hobby homestead with her partner on an abandoned farm with no electricity and running water, Kirsten's endeavors have quickly grown to encompass geese, goats, chickens, bees, ducks, and extensive vegetable and herb gardens. Always intrigued by self-sufficiency and working with her hands, Kirsten enjoys sharing her experiences and the lessons of life on the farm for publications such as GritMother Earth NewsBackyard Poultry, and Kirsten blogs about her rural adventures at, and her first book, The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese, was released in October 2017.