Hello from Baltimore
Finally getting around to introducing myself!
I've been a JMG reader for about a year now, and made my way over to the GW forum just in the past few months. I live in Baltimore City with my husband and two young children, though I grew up on a farm about five hours north and west of here (and luckily still have semi-regular access to my parents' knowledge, venison, fresh eggs, and honey!). My husband and I both work full-time outside the home in office jobs, but spent time working in construction, retail, and farming in our teens and twenties.
I don't know where we'll end up long term, but for now we are retrofitting our 1953 brick rowhouse, building out our garden, paying off student loan debt, and acquiring new skills. We found a good niche in our city, where we have a moderately decent lot for gardening, the mortgage is affordable, kids can walk to school, and I can take public transportation to work.