• 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

  • DUCKY DIARIES

    With the weather being warm, the ducklings spend their days outside and enjoy every minute of it! They love bobbing for lettuce and other leafy greens that we throw in the water. Yesterday they had their first taste of slugs which the guys have been collecting in a jar —

  • DUCKIES & SOLAR UPDATE

    The ducklings continue to grow before our very eyes. I cannot believe two weeks have passed already.  We finally got our solar permits from the city and also received the official reservation of funds notification. This means that the city will be paying 2/3rds of the solar panel kit. And

  • DUCKIES & SOLAR UPDATE

    The ducklings continue to grow before our very eyes. I cannot believe two weeks have passed already.  We finally got our solar permits from the city and also received the official reservation of funds notification. This means that the city will be paying 2/3rds of the solar panel kit. And

  • LIKE A DUCK TO WATER

         “I’m Queen of the world!”         Splishing and splashing            All clean and sweet As promised, here are photos of the bathing beauties! They love playing in the shallow water and are so clean and fluffy when they dry off. There was a posting on one of the comments boxes

  • GROWING FOR VICTORY

    Then two years ago, because of this alien threat to the very seeds of life of our home, I turned radical, declaring: ‘Let’s go for broke! Let’s put it all on the table!” I aimed to get as much food for our dinner table as we could possibly grow ourselves.