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Location Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Introduction I'm a wannabe homesteader living in the city with my tech-geek fiance, 2 cats, and a dog. We're both recovering from debt (college, mostly) and can't afford a great big old farmhouse... yet! While we save up for a nicer place, I'm working on my garden, trying to stay sane in my stressful retail job, and searching for the best way to keep chickens in a tiny city yard (really it's more about convincing the Geek than anything).

I'm also still in love with Mexico. Study Abroad is awesome, and do not let anyone tell you otherwise. Everyone should have the experiences of being made to feel inept by a two-year old, haggling with foreign taxi drivers, and buying streetside tacos which may or may not include horsemeat. I speak Spanish, which is not a relevant homesteading skill but is definitely one I'm proud of having.
Interests Reading, Writing, Puzzles, The Internet, Collecting, Stargazing, Daydreaming, Girl Scouts, Camping, Organic Foods, Homesteading, Gardening, Sustainability, Self-sufficiency, Urban Agriculture
Favorite Movies The Last Samurai, The Lion King, The Princess Bride, Fantasia, Monty Python, Dirty Dancing, Stigmata, Spaceballs, The Dead Poets Society, Top Gun, Ever After, What Dreams May Come, A Walk to Remember, Shrek2, Five People You Meet in Heaven, Star Wars
Favorite Music Avion, Beethoven, Broadway Soundtracks, Disney Soundtracks, Enya, Mozart, Nickel Creek, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, classical, rock
Favorite Books The Abhorsen Trilogy, The Chronos and Kairos Series, The Earthsea Trilogy, Watership Down, His Dark Materials Trilogy, The Silent Storm, The Hitchiker's Guide to The Galaxy, Slaughterhouse 5, Fahrenheit 451, Good Omens, Superbia: 31 Ways to Create Sustainable Neighborhoods, Urban Homesteading: Heirloom Skills for Sustainable Living, The Joy of Cooking