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Rachel Koski Nielsen

My name's Rachel - I've been "Farmer Rachel" since 2010. I manage my own gardens and practice small homesteading skills on my 20-acre property, complete with my ugly, cozy house in Minnesota.

I've managed the farm at a living history museum with my husband in Pennsylvania; had my own small farming business in Minnesota in which I sold produce, lamb, and pork, raised sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, and calves, grew a market garden and sold at farmers markets. I'm a gardener and homesteader. I can drive horses, make soap, cider, and wine, and tan animal hides.

My constant companions are my sweet husband, David; our three dogs Honeybear, Copper, and Biscuit; and as of June '21, my clever little daughter, Hilma Dale.

I have a masters of science in applied psychology. In my farming adventure, I've also found fullfillment in the career field of supporting people with mental illness (& other disabilities) in various aspects of their lives. Watch this space for psychology-related articles coming late-2021 or 2022.

I thank you for visiting my page and my articles!

Instagram: @farmer__rachel