They always say a picture is worth a thousand words and that would mean this entry must be worth 32,000 words!
So without wastin’ any more words, here’s another pictorial post of stuff and happenings around the urban homestead these past couple days.
Oh, and if you are enjoying these picture post as much as me then look for another “Around the Urban Homestead pt 3!”
The Animal Yard
The sign should actually say “welcome to the funny farm” but that’s another story!
Fairlight polishes off one of Farmer Sergio’s persimmons. Sheesh, get a napkin will ya!
Though her nickname is “her ladyship” her eating habits are far from ladylike. Just don’t tell her I told you that or she may give me one of her “don’t you dare” glare and disapproving butt with her head
The molting season is winding down, now dealing with broody hens and you know how they are at this stage — all in a huff and getting a bit uppity with the others. With their poofy cheeks they go around tuck, tucking everyone so best stay out of their way.
Busy butts digging for bugs and look at those cute fluffy butts! How come chicken backsides are so darn cute? OK, either that or we are spending waaaaay to much time here on the farm.
With colder nights the goats spend their evening in the part of the garage that’s been converted into a goat pen. Maaaaaaa
In the Home
Jordanne organizes the urban homestead’s library (you can get some of our favorite titles at our online store)
Cassidy’s takin to sitting in the “recipe basket” that sits in the dinning room and stores all our favorite recipes here on the urban homestead. No, it’s not organized nor is it alphabetical… one day!
New curtains in the girls’ bedroom. With three walls of windows our room gets like a deep freeze in winter (our bedroom was a late addition to our 1917 simple craftsman house built for a woman that had TB). Literally if we had meat it would be perfect meat locker…. well just about. Anyhow, Jordanne’s winterizing with curtains (the buttons are courtesy of our vintage button collection) Since the curtains were a bit long the buttons shorten them up and bit and I think it looks downright lovely with the antique accents
In the Garden
Bee visiting the flowering basil
Snow peas climb upwards
Field of greens
Farmer D & Farmer Justin attached the row covers to the hoops
Beneficial birds look for the bad bugs among the peas
Another flock of wee little birds hangs out in the fig tree. The urban homestead attracts all sorts of urban wildlife!
Some man-made “wildlife”
Many of the seeds you see growing here on the micro farm can be purchased from our online seed store FreedomSeeds.org
In the Kitchen
Another weekly batch of kombucha ready to mix with lemon verbena syrup
Recycling cardboard is food for the worms
Moving right along in the honey shed construction
Our family gets interviewed by German radio
Free, recycled grease ready to be brewed into biodiesel by our brewmeister, Justin
Justin works on the one of the diesel cars
Filling up with homebrewed biodiesel
Yarn projects – hat’s almost finished!