As geologists, we think long-term and consider how landscapes evolve. As travelers and history buffs, we explore how the natural world has been shaped by human influence. As citizen scientists, we experience the joy of hands-on investigation in our personal lives and observations. As organic farmers, we integrate food and farming into the ecosystem. As modern homesteaders on our diversified farm in central Missouri, we emphasize self-reliance by raising, preserving, and preparing our own food to produce a year-round healthy, diverse, and tasty diet.