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Well, it’s that time of year again: Another Mother Earth News Fair happens this coming weekend in Asheville, North Carolina. This will be my first time at this venue, indeed my first time visiting North Carolina. Would you believe, this is my 12th Mother Earth News Fair since I had my first experience in public speaking back in 2011? Later this year I will be traveling to Oregon, Pennsylvania and Kansas to speak at the Fairs there, in addition to other local and out-of-state speaking engagements.

 

As you know, my second book, Craft Distilling, was officially released in January. Since then I have been keeping busy with events at bookstores, libraries, even a coffee shop or two. Mainly these events have been about promoting my books, but while it’s always nice to sell books, the most important part for me is connecting with people, answering questions, and getting feedback. Whether I’m in front of 10 people at a bookstore or 350 at a speaking event, I love these events and am grateful for every single opportunity to get out there, meet new people and share some of what I’ve learned in my 10 years of off-grid homesteading.

 

Also coming up are two presentations at the Port Angeles, WA library. On April 27 I will be doing a presentation on the basics of raising poultry; on May 19, the subject will be craft distilling. Both these talks are scheduled for 6 PM and will run about an hour, maybe a bit more depending on how many questions I get.

 

I hope you can make it to at least one of these events. It’s a great opportunity to learn a lot, for little or no cost, and maybe even buy a book. I would love to meet you, or catch up if we’ve already met, so save the dates and come on out!

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