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About me

Location West Coast, Canada
Introduction I'm an avid gardener, food lover, cookbook hoarder, and environmentalist. After years of biding our time in the city, waiting for the chance to move to the country and live out our rural dream, we're finally in the process of building a "not so big house" on a gorgeous acre and a half just outside the city. We're planning to do much of the work ourselves, and are using as many "green" and or recycled materials as possible. Living on one income in order to homeschool our two children has given us a keen interest in what it takes to live frugally, and has led us to growing as much of our own food as possible, as well as making most of what we eat from scratch. We're discovering that, more often than not, living frugally and living sustainably go hand in hand.
Interests Cooking, baking, organic gardening, unschooling, homesteading, the environment, reading, sustainability, self-sufficiency, natural medicine, art
Favorite Movies Oh Brother Where Art Thou?, Under the Tuscan Sun, Moonstruck, When Harry Met Sally, Chocolat, Shallow Grave, Amelie, The Princess Bride, Dances with Wolves, Leaving Normal, A Night on Earth, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Much Ado About Nothing
Favorite Music Coldplay, Liz Phair, The Tragically Hip, Lenny Kravitz, The Philosopher Kings, The Cult, No Doubt, Gwen Stefani, Fleetwood Mac, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alison Krauss, Green Day, Carole King, The White Stripes, Bob Marley, U2, Raffi, Sarah Harmer, Sam Roberts, Bjork
Favorite Books Cookbooks!!, The Outlander series, Into the Forest, The River Why, A Prayer for Owen Meany, Child of the Phoenix, On Rue Tatin, Pillars of the Earth, The Poisonwood Bible, The Birth House, The Red Tent, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, Captain Corelli's Mandolin, The Witching Hour, David Suzuki's books, Margaret Atwood's books, John Holt's books, Pippi Longstocking, Food Revolution, A Million Little Pieces, Unconditional Parenting, Magyk, Brambly Hedge, the Redwall series