About Jackie Clay
Jackie Clay has been a homesteader all her adult life, striving toward a self-reliant lifestyle. Also an author of many books, including Growing And Canning Your Own Food and Jackie Clay’s Pantry Cookbook, she has written for many national magazines including Western Horseman, Back Home, Rural Heritage and Backwoods Home. She now works exclusively with Backwoods Home Magazine, doing articles on self-reliant living and a question and answer column entitled “Ask Jackie” in each issue.
She and her husband, Will, homestead a 120-acre piece of northern Minnesotan woods, raising at least 80% of their own food. Sharing their homestead are horses, beef cattle, a milk cow, dairy goats, chickens and turkeys.