Bear Pen Farm is an off-the-grid subsistence farm. We raise a couple cows, a couple hogs, hay a little.

When we say off-grid, we (mostly) mean it. We did finally give in and get a phone. And, we’re obviously connected to the internet. Our electric is solar and waste-oil generator, our heat is wood.

We live in a hand-built log cabin. It ain’t rustic, though. It’s a beautiful, solid, warm and wonderful place. 

When not taking care of the farm chores, Dave is a musician and leather worker, making some outstanding leather sheaths. Maria, meanwhile, has worked in several different craft fields. Currently, she’s making some phenomenal glass beads and jewelry pieces.