• PRESERVATION HELPER

    A friend of ours gave us this barely used electric dryer. Thanks so much A! I know, I know.  I’m not…


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  • UH OH!

    Homemade soaps curing on the urban homestead Popular ‘green’ products test positive for toxicant (LA TIMES) A cancer-causing chemical is found in almost half of…


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  • SIMPLE DAYS

    Home Hair Cuts Save Money & Energy! This week was hair cutting week here on the urban homestead. For nearly 30 years now we’ve done hair cuts ourselves, saving money…


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  • THIS & THAT

    Grow the Future Thanks to a recent $10 donation from GM,Grow the Future fund reached 20% of its goal to run and maintain the website and continue…


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  • THIS & THAT

    Grow the Future Thanks to a recent $10 donation from GM,Grow the Future fund reached 20% of its goal to run and maintain the website and continue…


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  • 1/2 WAY THROUGH…..

    Urban pioneer girl apron The “catch-up” journal postings are about 1/2 way through … still with me? Yeah? Now comes some fun and exciting posts… stay tuned for the…


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  • DOWN ON THE URBAN HOMESTEAD

    Candling With almost one week left in our chicken egg hatching exercise, we have candled all the eggs and have culled the bad ones (ones that ended up being infertile…


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  • TIDBITS

    Front yard and back yard Hot & Dry The weather has turned warm once again – not good sign so early in the season. The earth is still parched…


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  • TIDBITS

    Breaking Records Whoops, we did it again this year, breaking another weather record. Tuesday, Los Angeles reached 97 degrees, making it the warmest since such record-keeping began in the mid…


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  • WINTER?

    Goats helping with the plywood, checking our their new ride Yesterday the sun didn’t come out at all and the same forecast today.   It’s damp chilly and…


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