Kirsten Lie-Nielsen will present her second book, “So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? All the Dirt on Living the Good Life,” in a rescheduled talk Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St.

The illustrated talk, sponsored by Friends of Rockland Public Library, will take place in the Community Room and is free and open to the public.

A writer and farmer from Liberty, Lie-Nielsen draws on her own experiences turning an old farm into a working, modern homestead. She hopes to help folks who are looking to make the leap of “going country.”

Lie-Nielsen will illustrate and share what she has learned, as well as offering some tips and tricks for surviving Maine winters with wood heat and caring for some of the most common homestead animals. Her book is all about the joys and potential pitfalls of homesteading life. She will share her personal take on the challenges and the joys of trying to live self-sufficiently.

Lie-Nielsen grew up on a farm and has been raising geese and enjoying the quirky personalities and practicality of these beautiful birds for most of her life. She and her partner are restoring a 200-year old farm in Liberty, where they raise animals and grow vegetables and native medicinal herbs. Lie-Nielsen writes about her experiences and the lessons of life on the farm for publications such as Grit and Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry and She blogs about the good life at; and also is the author of “The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese.”

After the  talk, books will be available for  purchase and signing (cash/check only). For more information about this event, visit 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or