Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee, where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Countryside magazine and Small Stock Journal and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.
Alina Rice observed, worked, and trained draft horses while growing up on a small southern farm where her family made hay and cultivated the land with two Belgian teams.