I am new here. I realize my screen name is a bit odd, but it suits me. It is an inside joke with my friends and family...I have been married 3 times and had 7 kids and I am a huge Raider of the Lost Ark fan...so there's where I got the name... I am a cantankerous military raised Irish redhead. I am stubborn, abrasive, obnoxious, opinionated, assertive and agressive. Those are my GOOD qualities... I hang out at Backwoodshome.com and was invited over by Monkeyman (so blame HIM!) I am not an expert survivalist, though I did live in a tent for 5 months...I have managed to support my kids (now grown) and myself no matter what my circumstances...I have worked a lot of farm jobs...from dairies, to show horses to a branding crew. My dream is to own my off-grid farm and do bio-intensive organic commercial gardening of heirloom veggie and fruit varieties and raise endangered farm animals (breeds thought to be not commercially viable and are dying out). I am an herbalist and certified reflexologist (foot rub anybody? <grin>) Currently getting ready to open an arts and craft store for low-income folks to sell their creative efforts to help support them selves. I will be providing materials, workspace and gallery/retail space. I was able to find a grant from a private foundation ( won't mess with one from the gov't.) to start me out. I will be in and out on a bit of a spotty basis while I am starting up my store. I have read a lot of the posts here and like what I see. So, hi ya'll!