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Most beautiful spring ever, March 2015

I don’t know what it is, the age of our plantings or the weather, but this has turned into the most beautiful spring ever in our southern California yard and garden. 1,014 more words

Homesteading Update: Chicken Mutiny

The homestead has been pretty idyllic with the days getting longer. We celebrated an unseasonably warm February by planting a long-sought-after fruiting red-leaf plum.

We’ll do some grafting and pruning so this lady grows low and bountiful. 537 more words

Urban Homesteading

An early spring nipped in the bud

Texas weather is predictably unpredictable. So, while I secretly hoped and feared (global weirding?) that an early spring had crept upon us after several days with highs in the 80s… I knew that Arctic weather was bound to come. 239 more words

Fresh Off The Vine

Garden plot update #1

March is here and today was absolutely beautiful out. I so enjoyed going out and watering my little seedlings. Today I noticed that the brussels sprouts and kale had sprouted. 469 more words

Portland Interlude

Shotgun Houses – From shack to chic!

by Jennifer Sierra

Commonly found in urban areas, a shotgun home is a narrow, often one-level structure, usually no more than 12 feet in width. This style of home was most popular from about 1861 until the 1920’s. 514 more words



I have yet to write up a post about my garden plot and container garden plans, so I know I’m jumping the gun by showing you these pics, but I just can’t help myself. 51 more words

Portland Interlude

Misadventures of an Urban Homesteader

So, this is how my day started:

And this is how it ended:

You can guess what happened in the middle. Or can you…?

I started out the day expecting to slaughter a chicken, take some pictures, and load up a tutorial of sorts, What I ended up with is some important lessons in homesteading, preparedness, and emergency first aid. 1,133 more words

Portland Interlude