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A Fig in Minnesota!

This has been a topic I have wanted to write about for a long time.  But due to a slow progression in this experiment, lack of actual results, the loss of some of my original photos of this project’s inception, and my habit of starting something and then setting it on the back burner for a while, an aritcle about growing figs in Minnesota has been well over three years in the making. 1,139 more words


Autumn Air

It’s turned cool and rainy here, bringing the definite feel of autumn to the garden.  Although spring came late and summer was cooler than normal, most of  my plants are already done for the year.  158 more words

Urban Homesteading

5 Top Rabbit Breeds for Homesteads

When selecting rabbit breeds to feed a family the individual must always be considered. There is good and bad in many breeds or they would not still be in existence. 1,197 more words


Urban Homesteading Meets Social Media

So this week’s “blog prompt” was, “When it comes to the power of social media to provoke social change, are you more inclined to agree with Malcolm Gladwell’s New Yorker essay or with “Here Comes Everybody” author Clay Shirky? 719 more words

Slow Living Essentials - August 2014

“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.”
~ Sebastian Faulks, Engleby

And another month has gone by! Looking at the start of September, I am amazed that we are in the last month of summer. 1,013 more words


Candling Chicken Eggs.

This is the third in a four-post series about hatching eggs from our 5 deceased laying hens who fell victim to a predator, along with nearly all of their temporary flock-mates, during their transitional stay at  469 more words

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This Echinacea in my back perennial garden.  (My microfarm is in the background.)  Plant enchinacea (also called coneflower) any place you can as an ornamental.  Echinacea is a long blooming perennial that draws loads of pollinators to your edible garden.

Food Not Lawns