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Jill has developed these resources to help students with Math. She holds an Engineering degree from Cornell University and has served as a high school Math tutor since 2008.

She currently tutors at a rural school where a high percentage of students are from economically disadvantaged and/or at-risk backgrounds.  She is also a homeschooling Mom.



~ Self-Reliance -- One Step at a Time ~

Reliance on one job. Reliance on the agri-industrial food system. Are you ready to break free, take control and to rely on yourself?

With a no-nonsense style, Jill Bong offers an array of to-the-point homesteading resources to help you save time and 


Jill is a homesteader, serial entrepreneur, award-winning writer and author of over a dozen books written under the pen name, Jill b. She is the co-inventor and co-founder of Chicken Armor®, an affordable, low maintenance chicken saddle.


Jill has been mentioned/quoted in various publications including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Denver Post and ABC News. She has written for various magazines including Countryside and Small Stock Journal, Molly Green, Farm Show Magazine and Backyard Poultry Magazine. She holds an Engineering degree from an Ivy League from a previous life.

At its height, her homestead included over 100 chickens, geese and ducks, as well as cats, a dog, bees and a donkey named Elvis. She currently lives on her homestead in rural Oregon.

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