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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

Sustainability

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

Community & Friends

Echinacea

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

market garden

The Frontier

Today it’s called urban sprawl but even a century ago it was understood to be a major problem. “Toronto is flinging out her frontier of homes in every direction. 874 more words

St. Clair West History

Urban Homesteading: The Chicken Journey Weekend

Dear Hubby and I have become interested(fascinated) by the growing trend of “Urban Homesteading”. He works on a wheat farm (even though he is retired, he stays busy for “fun” because he hates being lonely while I work, gotta love him) and I grew up with various critters as I read Little House on the Prairie several times over. 1,126 more words

Top Stories

Inspiring Urban (Rental) Homestead in the Desert

Urban Homestead Grows Fruits, Vegetables & Animals in the Desert

John Kohler visits and tours a Las Vegas rental property, sharing tons of clever ideas for growing in less than ideal climate and circumstances. 136 more words

Here chicky chicky chicky...

I’ve started the coop! I cleared a big area, levelled it, dug in foundation blocks, made a level and square base plate that I doubled, sandwiching 2 layers hardware cloth in between. 149 more words

jensera reblogged this on Eco Books 4 Kids and commented:

So much work for an already busy woman! This Vancouver mother, and urban homesteader begins work on her very own chicken coop, while managing a full time job! Kudos for all your efforts to reach self-sustainability; a project we all can take inspiration from.