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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Urban Homestead (Al Jazeera)