Hello from beautiful northwestern PA. I am a self-employed gardener, so it is kind of obvious that I love the outdoors. I am a single parent of a great 11 year old son named Ryan, he is my joy. I just turned the big 4-0 this year... and SURVIVED!!! In addition to my son, I am also raising 2 of my nephews (ages 13 & 6)... and my Mother ( she has lived with me since shortly after my Father passed away... and yes, we DO get along!!)We are a unique family, but we're happy(or maybe I mean "crazed"...LOL)! My favorite outside activities are working in the garden, and biking with my boys; favorite inside activity is baking, and trying new recipes out on the "guinea pigs"!! I love cookbooks and gardening books, and have a bunch of them... some old, and obscure, but very useful anyway.My biggest pet peeve is the mistreatment of children...makes my normally controlled red-head temper burn red-hot!! My passion is organic vegetable gardening... there is no place I would be than in my garden, growing safe, healthy food for my family.