Katherine Heigl discusses her childhood, career and family life, for the cover feature of the September issue of Good Housekeeping magazine, which hits newsstands on August 12th and is available for digital download from Friday.

Katherine Heigl Stars In State Of Affairs

The interview and photo shoot for the monthly magazine took place at Katherine's Utah ranch, which she and husband Josh Kelley share with their two daughters Naleigh (a 5-year-old "princess through and through") and Adalaide ("a totally laugh-y typical 2-year-old, running around like a madwoman"). The 25 acre property is also home to 8 dogs, 3 cats, 9 horses, 2 donkeys, 2 pygmy goats, 2 miniature horses and 10 chickens - 36 pets in total.

Katherine Heigl Stars In State Of Affairs

Last month the Good Housekeeping team were invited to visit the country home for a personal chat with Katherine and to discover more about her decision to move from Hollywood to the mountains of rural Utah.

For a sneak preview of the interview and more photographs from the Cheyenne Ellis shoot, visit the Good Housekeeping web site!