• ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL

    Socializing We let the bunnies {Sierra and Moonshadow} in thechicken {and nowduck} run. It’s really amazing how wonderfully they get along! It’s all part of the cute scenario that plays out daily… The chickens wait patiently behind the excavating bunnies {who enjoy themselves by digging their little hearts out}, eagerly

  • ALL CREATURES GREAT & SMALL

    Socializing We let the bunnies {Sierra and Moonshadow} in thechicken {and nowduck} run. It’s really amazing how wonderfully they get along! It’s all part of the cute scenario that plays out daily… The chickens wait patiently behind the excavating bunnies {who enjoy themselves by digging their little hearts out}, eagerly

  • IN THE GARDEN

    AND NOW FOR THE BAD NEWS… Everything hasn’t been all hunky dory here in the ever changing world of urban homesteading… For some odd reason, the garlic kicked the bucket this year. Well, the garlic isn’t *dead* dead, but more like barely growing. Nonetheless, it appears it might be time

  • LOOKIN' OUT MY BACK DOOR

    Sweet peas & poppies In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~ Aldo Leopold ~ It’s truly one of the many miracles in life to watch

  • LOOKIN’ OUT MY BACK DOOR

    Sweet peas & poppies In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them. ~ Aldo Leopold ~ It’s truly one of the many miracles in life to watch

  • GROWING NATURALLY

    People sometimes ask how we are able to grow so much food in such a small space. Well, there are many things that contribute to our “success” if you can call it that.   Besides utilizing planting successions and proper management,one method used is “multi-level” plantings as shown in the

  • ON THE HOMEFRONT

    Relaxing in the pool LIKE WATER OFF A DUCK’S BACK… The duckys, now four weeks old, are finally waterproof! They now spend their days with our other ladies {chickens}, and they are getting along just fine together!. I think, though, the chickens are a bit indignant, asking how come these

  • URBAN HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS

    RESISTANCE IS FERTILE The vegetable garden is growing well. We eagerly anticipate the first fruits of the season. Not trying to “count our chickens before they hatch,” but it seems that we have been somewhat successful in curbing the early blight problems that started to show up on the tomatoes

  • URBAN HOMESTEAD ON CALIFORNIA CONNECTED

    Last summer’s harvest THE FACTS I ran through the California Connected segment on Tim again {we taped it}. This time I was able to be more objective… but, still some scenes and comments, I think, weren’t necessary! Anyhow, there’s just a few statements the narrator made that weren’t necessarily accurate.

  • PTF URBAN HOMESTEAD ON KCET

    JOKES OR JUSTICE? If anyone happened to watch theCalifornia Connected segment aboutTim last night…. {if you missed it you can now view the segment on their website and it will air again on Sunday, May 25 at 11 am} Well, all we can say about the piece is that the