A Bit About Me
Thanks for visiting my page :) If I've added you as a friend and you're wondering who the heck I am and why you might want to be friends with me... here ya go:
I live in the Dunbar neighbourhood just north of Southlands with my boyfriend, Ludo and my two sons, Monty (16) and Michael (14) and a whole bunch of critters including our dogs CJ (Rhodesian Ridgeback) and Tempie (pittie/boxer rescue mutt), our cat Troy (Bengal), and our chickens (Marans, Hamburg, Polish, Buff Orpington and a Dorking/Campine mixy bantum).
I'm a geology student at UBC and Ludo works in restoration. We're pretty outdoorsy but very much enjoy good food and a night in front of the television too. I'm pretty big into mountaineering and rock climbing but still do the tamer stuff for family trips. Always looking for other people with kids to do trips with!
We're in the process of turning our sprawling jungle property into a productive urban farm. It is an overwhelming amount of work but we're loving it and meeting a lot of super cool people along the way. We've built a beautiful chicken coop, a productive herb garden, a massive raised bed in the middle of our lawn, reclaimed a neglected veggie garden, transformed a completely out of control geranium/morning glory jungle into a corn/bean garden, set up a potato and garlic garden with used tires, shoveled more horse shit and sifted more soil than I even want to think about, built fences, compost and rain collection systems..... you get the picture.
Please don't confuse my enthusiasm for urban farming with knowledge. We've gotten where we are today with nothing more than one good book and determination bordering on obsession.
We still have loads of room if anyone out there has more ambition than space to plant. We're on several major bus routes and you're welcome to use our tools and stuff.
Looking forward to meeting more of you!