My name’s Charlie (not really, that’s my nom du clavier). When I started this blog, I had just moved to a new town with my family. My wife was starting graduate school, and my three sons were in elementary and middle school. I was a stay-at-home dad, though also enrolled in college. We didn’t have much money, or any land to speak of, but we wanted to eat more locally while staying on a tight food budget. I studied this process and its environmental, economic, and social impacts for an independent learning contract through my college, and this blog is the product of that process. There’s more detail about the project here. Welcome aboard!
Three years after I began this project, we are now living in a large suburb of an even larger city; my wife is still in graduate school, now a proper Ph.D candidate; my sons are in their teens; and I am currently trying to find suitable full-time employment. The journey, and the course corrections, ever continue.