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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

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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

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