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“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”

Henry David Thoreau

I’m Karen and I live in the Czech Republic. I have a house and a garden that I share with my husband and our two girls, my mother in law and a cat. I like to make things and grow food.

What I’d really like to do is be an urban homesteader, fulfilling both my Little House on the Prairie and environmental/social change activist fantasies.

What I actually do is work full time, raise kids, dream about gardening and raising chickens (maybe even a small goat?!), read about other people who are actually doing those things, and do the best I can.

I have huge ambitions, an ever-expanding garden, an on-going “discussion” with my husband about getting chickens, and now, this blog.

I’m not like those bloggers I read who grow tons of food, gather eggs, make their own cheese, only give home-made gifts…But I figure they had to start somewhere, too.

I’m starting here, in a country I’ve come to love but still don’t really understand, trying to live ever more lightly on the planet and enjoying my pumpkins.

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