Kathy and her husband own a small hobby farm. They raise bees, have an orchard and grow organic vegetables. They also raise a few pigs and chickens. Most of what they do is a cooperative venture with close neighbors. She has written two books on family preparedness for Storey Publishing, Just In Case: How To Be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens and Prepping 101: 40 Steps You Can Take To Be Prepared.