Urban Homesteading





7/23/2015
Carrots aren't too hard to grow, but they do require care and attention.
6/10/2015
We're coming up short on rhubarb this year. Anyone have some extra?
6/5/2015
June gardening is all about weeding. Don’t let those pesky weeds get out ahead of you this year!
5/28/2015
Muesli is easy to make and delicious. And healthy!
5/12/2015
We moved into our new house three weeks ago, and our new homestead is starting to take shape.
4/30/2015
Chives used to be in most everyone's backyard herb plot. They're easy to grow and delicious!
4/28/2015
Growing greens is easy and doesn't require a lot of space. Fresh lettuce is delicious!
4/15/2015
Peas are easy-peasy to grow and taste great. No need for fertilizer, just sun, space, water and perhaps a fence.
4/10/2015
What to do with your seedlings once they have popped up.
4/3/2015
Starting seeds is easy. If you've never done it there is no reason to be intimidated. Here's a basic tutorial.
3/18/2015
For a first attempt at baking this iconic Irish recipe, I think it came out all right.
3/11/2015
Four years ago I sold my car and I haven't looked back since!
3/5/2015
If you have candy that needs to be used, here's one way to do it!
2/12/2015
Jim and I are moving to a house with a large kitchen in a friendly neighborhood. Come on over and have a visit!
1/15/2015
Those seeds inside of your pumpkins are delicious - don't throw them away!
12/31/2014
While everything around us changes constantly, memories remain constant. A 'Memory Jar' for 2015 will help you remember the good times.
12/12/2014
December is usually a quiet time for gardeners, but we're still finding a little bit of fresh food out in the side yard.
11/28/2014
Found fruit scavenged from 'our' urban apple tree and our backyard quince made a delicious Thanksgiving pie.
10/16/2014
Tomatillo salsa is unusual but delicious and easy to make. Tomatillos are easy to grow, too!
10/1/2014
Seeking out abandoned apple trees is worth the effort. With a little time and energy, you can harvest many pounds of free fruit!
9/11/2014
Our pumpkin harvest was small this year, due to the plague of squash bugs.
8/7/2014
What tastes better than homegrown? Homegrown and FREE! There may be free food lurking in your own backyard if you take the time to look.
5/23/2014
Spring is the most precarious time of year for gardeners; we put our small seedlings out into the elements and hope for the best
4/16/2014
We got our peas in over the weekend. Peas are easy and rewarding to grow - plant yours today!
4/9/2014
What better destination than farm and wine country!
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?
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.
3/21/2014
Some easy advice on starting seeds for beginners or any gardener!
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!
2/5/2014
Our experiment at the local community garden was a great success last year - we just renewed our plot for 2014.
1/22/2014
Butternuts are plentiful in our neighborhood. This year we stole a few from the squirrels for ourselves!
12/24/2013
We make relish and pickles, why not mustard?
12/17/2013
I canned apple pie filling using the apples from our 'urban foraging' expeditions.
12/4/2013
There may be free fruit in your own neighborhood - just keep your eyes open.
11/25/2013
Delicious and beautiful beet relish - tastes sweet, spicy and tart!
11/19/2013
We plant winter rye as fall comes to an end to help add "green manure" to our garden.
11/6/2013
The arrival of fall means time to sow our garlic crop on our urban homestead.
10/11/2013
The seeds of my journey toward self-sufficiency were planted years ago when I visited Grandma and Grandpa on the farm.




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