I live in a very small house, near a very small town (pop. 63), on the banks of the mighty Kings River. Besides cooking, I like to fish for trout both in my front yard and in the many creeks and lakes of the high Sierra. Kings Cyn. Natl. Park is only a 20 min. drive away, but I don't go there very often since it's against my "religion" to pay to camp:)! I also enjoy reading, riding my horse Mo, X-country sking and snow-shoeing, and gardening. I share my home with my 2 labs,Lizzie "The-Smart-One", and Bruiser "The-Idiot", 2 pet chickens Chaco and Checkers, and the afore mentioned Mo. I enjoy my work as a welder and machine operator, but it's mainly to finance my play time! If I ever won the lottery I would quit my job like a shot and travel. I was widowed at a young age a few years ago, and have no chidren, but I have a wonderful boyfriend, and am Auntie to 2 beautiful little girls. I love to cook, but being a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kind of gal, I'm not crazy about baking except in my beloved dutch ovens.