About the Author

Angela Ferraro-Fanning

Angela Ferraro-Fanning owns and operates Axe & Root Homestead, a small New Jersey six-acre farm established in 1775. In 2012 Angela left the nine-to-five lifestyle and her graphic design start-up business to pursue self-sufficiency and return to a simpler way of life. Completely self-taught, she and her husband strive to grow as much food for their small family as they can, to create mutually beneficial relationships with their farm animals, to integrate natural and organic farming methods, and to craft or create many of the home goods they use regularly. Their homestead currently consists of two dogs, a barn cat, three geese, ten ducks, one draft horse, and two honeybee hives.
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Articles by Angela Ferraro-Fanning

A Twist on Cold Process Soapmaking: The Room Temperature Method

Did you know there’s a fourth method for creating soap? It offers the creamy and opaque look of a rustic Hot Process bar with the smooth and silky finish from Cold Process.

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Homesteading with Kids

Tending the garden, preserving the harvest, mucking the stalls, cleaning the coop; these are just a few of the tasks that rack up on the daily homestead to-do list.

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