Urban Farming





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12/4/2013
There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
9/3/2013
Looking back on how I came upon this urban farming way of life shows a journey full of twists and turns ... and I couldn't be happier for it!
10/2/2013
With all of society’s conveniences within easy reach, we are choosing to do things the hard way. Now, why on earth would we do that?!
2/27/2014
100-year-old Scarlet Runner Bean seeds from Grandpa will be part of our garden this year. It's almost seed-starting time for gardeners!
10/15/2013
A Newbie (Urban) Farmer learns how to string onions.
10/23/2013
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
11/12/2013
The perfect solution to a very large pumpkin/squash crop
11/25/2013
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
2/5/2014
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
12/17/2013
I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.
12/24/2013
We make relish and pickles, why not mustard?
10/11/2013
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
11/6/2013
The arrival of fall means time to sow our garlic crop on our urban homestead.
1/22/2014
Butternuts are plentiful in our neighborhood. This year we stole a few from the squirrels for ourselves!
3/21/2014
Some easy advice on starting seeds for beginners or any gardener!
3/26/2014
Three years ago we went from two cars to one. Being a one-car family has challenges but it's worth it.
4/1/2014
There's nothing wrong with a little pampering now and again, so why not use your own garden harvest to make yourself look and feel better?
4/9/2014
What better destination than farm and wine country!
10/15/2013
A century-old seed packet offers some interesting insight into an earlier era of farming in the Midwest.
9/20/2013
A small family farm seldom makes you wealthy – there aren’t too many trips to Europe and the retirement plan can be pretty “iffy.” But farming brings its own rewards, those that in the end mean far more than the lights of Paris.
4/8/2014
This is my journey of moving to the country and becoming a stay-at-home mom and hobby farmer. I was raising three small boys so why not add some animals to the mix.
10/30/2013
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
11/19/2013
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
9/6/2013
Kellsey loves everything about summer, with the exception of triple digit temperatures. But even the dog days of summer help her dream about the future.
9/30/2013
You don't have to be a poultry farmer to have an appreciation for the hard work that went into this 1924 edition of The American Standard of Perfection.
10/28/2013
Fall has arrived and with the change in season, it changes our work. We begin to prepare the summer beds to mostly lay fallow during the rainy winter months. Also, the season’s change means our menu planning changes as well.
4/10/2014
Discover how you can get involved in animal-assisted therapy programs.
1/6/2014
Seed catalogs and garden plans are the first steps to an abundant harvest.
4/14/2014
After gathering lots of old windows to build a greenhouse, life happened. We decided a mini version would be perfect this year!
8/27/2013
I am a young woman who has finally found her niche. One bachelor's degree later, it turns out to be farming.
10/2/2013
A story of hidey holes and the hows, and whys, of finding them on old farmsteads like my cousin did at her in-laws place.
9/6/2013
Raising heirloom tomatoes, like all farming, is full of challenges. This year we have battled blossom end rot and the war's not over yet.
1/27/2014
When space is at a premium, creating a multi-use structure is a must.
8/26/2013
As a frustrated country-girl-wanna-be living in town, I've known since I was a little girl that I wanted to move to a ranch as soon as possible. It finally happened when I was a grandma.
2/15/2012
The story of how we got here and who we are.
9/30/2013
A short dissertation on the differences between modern farming machinery and the ones my grandfather used.
1/21/2014
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.


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