• SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL & PRODUCTIVE

    I wanted acreage. Millions more like me desired the same. I dreamed of an idyllic country home where I could get away from it all. Yeah, and everyone else with the same hope would be joining in the migration to grab what land there was available. I needed space in

  • SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL & PRODUCTIVE

    I wanted acreage. Millions more like me desired the same. I dreamed of an idyllic country home where I could get away from it all. Yeah, and everyone else with the same hope would be joining in the migration to grab what land there was available. I needed space in

  • THE GLOOM CONTINUES

    We are going into our second week of dreary “June Gloom” weather. The past three days we haven’t seen the sun at all and even have some measurable drizzle which is quite unusual for this time of year.  Normally, we have overcast mornings with the sun hazily peeking through in

  • ODDS & ENDS

    STUCK IN LIMBO Yesterday morning we had a reporter from AP call us up for an “interview” on raising chickens in the city. I do hope he will let us know when the story goes to print. I uploaded somenew pictures of the yard… it’s starting to fill out and

  • ODDS & ENDS

    STUCK IN LIMBO Yesterday morning we had a reporter from AP call us up for an “interview” on raising chickens in the city. I do hope he will let us know when the story goes to print. I uploaded somenew pictures of the yard… it’s starting to fill out and

  • 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