In addition to my other pursuits, for the last nine years I have run a cooperative household in my victorian farmhouse. I try to provide a low commitment housing arrangement where working people can find a comfortable home like environment that doesn't take all their energy.
Over the last couple of years, we have begun keeping livestock and raising more of our own food. We started with guineas and a medium sized garden. Now we have graduated into Chickens, Goats and Turkeys, a large garden, selling produce at farmers markets, making cheese and looking for more.