In 2001 my husband and I moved from an apartment with two many pots on the deck to a small house in Portland. In 2006 we moved outside Portland to a suburban area with a larger backyard. We have had chickens, fruit, herbs and vegetables since 2005. From then until now we have waned with being more self sufficient and eating locally. Some years we do ok and others we could definitely do better. I love to can, preserve, ferment and dry things from our garden and other area farms. My goal with this site is to keep up with things so I am more accountable with my efforts. Though I would love to live on more land I am trying to make do with what I do have and push that to the limit with where we are.
I have 1 husband, 2 daughters, 7 chickens, and one miniature schnauzer.