Yes, we are rural, in the middle of nothing. We are in the rolling hills of northeast Kansas. I'm an hour from any Starbucks. The nearest Walmart is not a superstore... a very small Walmart. lol
We are very self-sufficient. We live 100% off-grid, producing our electricity with solar. We raise almost all of our own food. We butcher our own venison, beef, pork, poultry. We have the chickens for eggs and meat, the goats for dairy such as milk, butter, cheese, etc. We raise a 1/2 acre garden, canning the produce, one acre of wheat for flour, etc. We have 6 ponds. Four of them are small, but the largest two are 3 acres and 5 acres. They are both stocked and we fish them.
Our primary revenue stream is cattle.... more specifically, a small cow/calf operation.
He came from a farming family, mostly dairy and I came from a ranching family in West Texas. So, I guess you could say it's in our blood or in our genes.
P.S. We've never had a problem from straight people. As long as we act decent, they "live and let live". I think most rural people are too busy and working too hard to worry about their same-sex neighbors,... unless of course I was to make a pass at the farmer or his son. lol.
When we bought the last acreage in December, the first thing one of the neighbors told us was that their was a pair of lesbians on the other side of him. He was laughing that he's getting surrounded by us. lol