Hi I'm Robyn and live on a small farm in New England area of NSW and just found your wonderful site. We are attempting to get a better work life balance, reduce chemicals and our affect on the environment, and try to recycle or upcyclemas much as we can. We try to be self sufficient in many areas, veggie growing we attempted but just didn't grow enough and we also focussed on other areas. So we have alpacas, sheep, chickens, ducks, a cat and couple of dogs. We make our own yoghurt, bread, beer, cleaning products, deodorants, cheese sometimes etc. We would love to be fully off grid without compromising our current life - so at the moment we are around 75% as we do have a large battery which gets us through all except winter, but our hot water is still grid connected. Tank water (of course on a farm) and wood heating. I also sew, quilt and spin and hubby has become very handy with tools. We make things from our alpacas and sheep and sell these. Excess Eggs we usually give away and are just starting our adventures in breeding poultry.