My name is Jenn. My husband, Gene, and I live on a small city lot, just 38' x 116', in Tacoma, Washington. Our "urban livestock" include a corgi named Rosemary and 6 hens hatched in 2008 and 2009. In December 2011 we added our son, Kaelen, to our menagerie. It's a full house!
Gene and I both work full-time. I spent 4 years commuting 2+ hours daily by bus, during which my passion for a locavore lifestyle commenced. In April 2010 I took a job just three miles from home, effectively reducing my commute by 90%. I've spent my career in higher education, which I dearly love despite its quirks and politics. My working so close to home has allowed us to get a dog and start a family.
Gene's passion is for performance vehicles, specifically electric cars and motorcycles. He has helped develop a line of custom electric motorcycles. Check them out - they're pretty sweet.
This blog is for people who live in a city, have jobs and full-time commitments, follow a budget, and want to support local agriculture. Maybe you garden, maybe you don't. I was raised in a family that always had gardens. Gene lived in an apartment and never did.
This blog is not written by people who live off-the-grid on 15 acres in rural America, raising 100% of their food and never seeing an office. Gene and I are typical of many Americans: people who work regular jobs and have Vosges tastes but a Hershey's budget.
Now that we have a little one in our household, the blog will probably shift a little to include tidbits into our lifestyle of living sustainably and frugally with kids. This isn't a "mommy blog" but it definitely will address those issues as we muddle through them.
Here's a little info about how our passions for local food got started.