“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.”
After a long winter, one never tires of seeing the peaches pretty in pink
Another projects and element of the modern urban homestead – DIY. Here’s a utility bench that the guys just finished putting on the back porch.
Picking salad greens before the sun comes up
We temporarily converted this container to hold some used hay and the chickens decided to use for a slumber party!
The hens are back in business!
Hey duckie how did you get up there – on top of the goat house?
Did you tire of kin and want to make friends with Blackberry?
How you figure on getting down, huh?
Pass the screws please
Always improvements to be made on the urban homestead
Jordanne works on improving the goat pen in the garage and Fairlight, as always, looks on.
I think, er I know, one of the challenges for us city/urban homesteaders is keeping things neat and organized. It’s a daily struggle and you got to keep on you toes because with dirt, critters, plants etc things can get out of hand pretty quick. It’s a farming life plain and simple!
I’ve heard people tell of other city farming folks who’s places are unkempt – attracting flies and complaints from neighbors creating an unfortunate backlash to the modern urban homesteading movement.
One rule we (try) to follow around the urban homestead it “pick up as you go.” Not easy, when you are busy but it saves you a lot of work in the long run and your urban homestead will be somewhat tidy for it.
Of course we aren’t saying that you should have a “Martha Stewart” Urban Homestead but with consciousness and care you will be respecting not only your neighbors but the city in which you live.
It’s a wrap! There you have it a weeks worth of (some) of the happenings here on the urban homestead.
Hope you enjoyed the 50 or so photo montage.
What were your favorites, care to share? For those lurkers out there, we are encouraging you to de-lurk and say “howdy!”