Erica Nygaard lives on a rural acreage in Iowa. She raises children, chickens, pets, and a garden. She is always trying new ideas in order to make the homestead better and the garden more successful. She is the main writer and creator at Living Life in Rural Iowa where she talks about prepping, homesteading, sustainable living, and frugal living. She is a passionate believer in being prepared and living as self-sufficiently as possible.
When she is not doing all of that and working a full-time job, Erica likes to read, study domestic history, organize, cook, sell things on eBay, and learn new things.