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    Edible Flowers

    The earth laughs in flowers – Ralph Waldo Emerson Spring not only brings with it cheerful bird songs but cherry edible flowers to our homestead in the city.   We’ve been growing edible flowers since the lawn was smothered some 20 years ago.    In the late 1980’s we decided that we had enough of our […]

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    Kids Learn About Chickens & Eggs

    It’s always fun to have kids visit the homestead and learn about where their food comes from.    This session was about Chickens & Eggs.    After introduction and a short quiz, we showed the difference between store bought and home laid eggs.  Could they tell the difference?  They sure could.  The home laid eggs were BRIGHT […]

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    Hugel Mound

    Hugels or hugelkultur seem to be the “buzz” word on the internet these days.  I came across this technique years ago so am naturally drawn to anything that “saves water” and increases production thru self-fertilization.  Eager to learn and help with the building of a hugel mound almost in our very own back yard, we […]

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    A New Chapter

    If you live in the city and garden, you are well aware that city gardening/farming is a bit more challenging as one has to do with the close proximity of neighbors … and their trees.   Who doesn’t love trees but sometimes that majestic tree turns into a nuisance when it steals your sun.  Sun that […]

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    STAFF OF LIFE: Bread

    “Bring yourself, Take your time, The food will bring minds together, As foreign as they might be, Friends will be found in a shared experience, Without history or gestures known, If you have a bit of hunger, bring that as well, We will not wear our masks here, Come with a word, Think about a […]

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    MEYER LEMON MARMALADE

    Tis the season for making marmalade with all the lovely citrus growing here in Southern California.   Boy, aren’t we (blessed) lucky to live where winter provides us with wonderful oranges, lemons, grapefruit, tangerines & lime.   Sorry, if I am making y’all jealous right now.  I have to admit, it took me years to master a […]

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    HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS

    Hope y’all are well?     Though the blog has been a bit of hiatus, we’ve been not been idle!  We’ve busy behind the scenes with all sorts of exciting new projects and happenings – we busy growing (such a blessing!).   It’s certainly good to be back and sharing a slice of homesteading life here […]

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    GREENS FOR BREAKFAST

    Chickens and ducks enjoy greens for breakfast. Nom Nom.

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    FARM BOX PROGRAM

    Food for the People by the People CSA boxes (abbreviation stands for “community supported agriculture“) are subscription-based way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from local farmers. How Our Program Works Partnering with local organic farms and food artisans we provide an easy and affordable way to eat more sustainable by reducing your […]

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    The Urban Homestead (Shalom Pod)

    I was very honored and excited to have Anais Dervaes of the Urban Homestead join me on Shalom Pod this past week.   It was so comfortable to have her share about homesteading and enjoying fellowship in a very relaxing interview. Hope you will enjoy listening to this sweet time, Anais of The Urban Homestead…

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