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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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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.

The Great Garlic Harvest

Doesn’t that sound like the title of a Charlie Brown movie? I thought so…Summer always begins with the harvesting of our October planted garlic and the blossoming of tomatoes in our house. 595 more words

Growing the three sisters: day 64

The saying “knee high by the 4th of July” for corn has gone a little ahead of schedule: the corn stalks are now well above my hips and are only getting larger. 168 more words


Incubating chicken eggs.

This is the second 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… 188 more words


Purple vinegar

If you haven’t tasted vinegar mixed with berries, you’re in for a treat. Berry-laced vinegar has a sweet acidity and is great on salads—cucumber salad, potato salad, green salad, roasted vegetable salad, etc. 165 more words