Hello! Well, where to start? I am an avid gardener, believer in community, and animal enthusiast. I have been training animals (everything from racehorses to dogs, cats, birds.. Even a duck and sheep once!) I am a professional groomer, although I am mostly retired from that. I am a published poet, and love writing. I am also Mom to a combined family of nine kids! I strongly believe in urban homesteading, bartering and local community! Other than that.. Hmm.. I'm a big ol' nerd and love movies and video games!