John Klar is a former tax and litigation attorney who shifted to farming after becoming sickened with Lyme Disease. His writing is motivated by a desire to educate readers about the policies and economic pressures that increasingly control their lives, especially in agriculture. John lives in central Vermont with his wife Jackie. They raise sheep, beef cows, and border collies since their three children left the homesteading nest. John's upcoming book, Small Farm Republic, can be ordered at Amazon.com.