There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
We make relish and pickles, why not mustard?
I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.
The arrival of fall means time to sow our garlic crop on our urban homestead.
Butternuts are plentiful in our neighborhood. This year we stole a few from the squirrels for ourselves!
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!
Roasted peppers taste great all winter and are easy to make.
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
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!
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?!
A Newbie (Urban) Farmer learns how to string onions.
Winter is our time to kick back and rest up from a busy growing season.
Pick up a copy of Walden (from the library, of course!) for a bit of frugal inspiration this week.
Grandma and Grandpa had a spring piped into the house, with the help of a neighbor we have resorted to other means.
The perfect solution to a very large pumpkin/squash crop
Learn to can your own homemade soups and always have a hot, hearty meal waiting in your pantry.
Donna Rae creates and tests two styles of handmade dishcloths.
Baking bread is not difficult, just time consuming, and very rewarding!
It's time to remember that 'frugal' is not a dirty word. Doing things for ourselves feels good and makes us less dependent on big companies to have a full life.
Seed catalogs and garden plans are the first steps to an abundant harvest.
Growing up with homesteaders, I never thought of myself as one until recently.
When space is at a premium, creating a multi-use structure is a must.
Let me introduce myself in this, my first blog, for the Capper's Farmer family.