• DOWN ON THE URBAN HOMESTEAD

    Recycled concrete curbing from old driveway Recycled Urbanite We’re reusing nice chunks of concrete curbing from the old driveway to make a bed alongside the north side of the…


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  • HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS

    Rain, Glorious Rain! After a week’s worth of transplanting and re-landscaping the rainfall is such a blessing! Reusing materials in the garden Reusing & Recycling Materials Edging that lasts is…


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  • WATER WISE WAYS

    O Water Where Art Thou? Over the last 15 years on the urban homestead we implemented a few water saving conservation practices (and we still have a ways…


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  • HAPPY SEVEN YEARS

    In Gratitude.. Thank you to SS, a loyal PTF reader for the most generous donation and lovely card which said: I have been following your site for over a year now…


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  • WOOD!

    A local tree trimmer, and friend of ours, brought over some dry eucalyptus (a non native tree) firewood on Friday so we can crank up the new wood stove…


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  • RECAP

    Sorry for the late of postings, it’s been busy here on the homestead. Well, that’s nothing new, I suppose. Weather’s hot, back to typical August weather. Day of Rest &…


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  • UPDATES

    HOT TIME IN THE CITY It’s another hot and sticky day. Frankly, the humidity is getting a bit tiresome; we aren’t used to that kind of weather here.   From…


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  • BITS & PIECES

    Shed The storage shed is practically finished – doors hung and window put in. The exterior of the shed was made from salvaged wood, leftover shingles from the…


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  • BITS & PIECES

    Shed The storage shed is practically finished – doors hung and window put in. The exterior of the shed was made from salvaged wood, leftover shingles from the…


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  • AFTER THE RAIN

    Snapshots from the backyard Here are the latest photos from the backyard right after the rain storm yesterday.   You can see the new rock bed, lodge pole…


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