On the weather front, the sun finally came out yesterday which was very, very nice. We enjoyed it while it lasted because today is grey again and there is a chance of rain which is a miracle so late in the year!
Yesterday Justin sprayed the entire yard with garlic to prevent any mildew, blight, etc. Everyone who came by to visit the urban homestead thought we were cooking something garlicy and we had to explain that it was a foliar spray application.
On the homefront.
Stealing the quote from Beany here…
Life is hard. One can choose to live a life with purpose or without purpose. The choice is up to the individual.
– Jules Dervaes
While our part of our life is in a slightly chaotic state the one thing that remains true is the urban homestead. The urban homestead anchors our lives and is constant thread that keeps our heads above water. Urban homesteading is not just about growing food, raising animals, etc it’s where one finds a meaning and purposeful life. So while our blog maybe clutter with the latest happenings in our lives the garden’s growing, the animals just as funny and charming as ever and to do projects pile up.
Having got a chance to visit a farm last weekend and seeing that we one day like’d to have a couple acres of our own you can’t help solidify our belief that the modern system has it all wrong. Wealth isn’t in the form of stuff or how much money one makes. That true riches come with a hard days work and land, water and all the fruit you can pick (yeah, I am a fruit fanatic, dreaming of a large orchard of my very own)
Well any sizable piece of land isn’t coming our way anytime soon (still praying though) , lots to be done today – this week, so I better get a move on.
But in between goings on I did get a chance to upload photos taken this week Enjoy!
Oh and check out the Queen’s new veg patch. Everywhere you turn nowadays people are digging in and growing their own.
Edible landscaping in the front yard
Kitty checks out the garden
Purple basil and swiss chard
Green little apricots wait for the sun to appear and ripen