Welcome to Hostile Valley Farm.


We farm 93 acres in rural Maine, on a homestead that had been a family farm for 200 years. When we bought it, it had been abandoned for two decades, but we are bringing it back to open fields and thriving land.  We are starting to move forward from rebuilding and returning our land to farmland, to creating our own stories with this land.

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen is the writer and farmer who maintains this blog, as well as writing for farm and homesteading lifestyle magazines.  You can find her two books, The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese and So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader, available on the "Shop" tab.

 

Kirsten is available for speaking and education events regarding either title, and can be contacted via hostilevalleyliving@gmail.com. 

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