Hi. My name is Miri (short for Miriam) and I'm from northern Pennsylvania. I live in a small town with my kids, dogs, and cats and have a BF who works out of state and is with us on weekends. I am interested in preparedness (obviously), home economy, cooking, most home related things, and jewelry making. I also like to read and write (one not very successful romance published). I am a full-time homemaker and most days really love doing it. I have only recently become serious about preparedness. I have a blog on blogger the winter garden. It's a new blog so I only have a couple of posts but I would be interested in following others who are into preparedness. I'm really enjoying the forums here. Lots of interesting topics!