In our society, growing food yourself has become the most radical of acts. It is truly the only effective protest, one that can–and will–overturn the corporate powers that be. By the process of directly working in harmony with nature, we do the one thing most essential to change the world–we change ourselves. ~ Jules Dervaes ~
Here on the urban homestead we are celebrating true freedom and independence by growing our own food.
This month is certainly special as we celebrate another milestone this July. We’ve been blogging here on the internet about our self-sufficiency adventures for a decade now. Every year forging new tracks, sowing the seeds of change and defining a new chapter in modern urban sustainability. Since the first journal entry on July 16, 2001 , little did we know what impact this pioneering site would have on people — and ourselves. We pushed the limits and proved that you didn’t have to move to the country to homestead.
Over the years the site has gone through constant upgrades (thanks to sis’s hard work) and she tells me more upgrades are in store. Also, we’ll be celebrating all month long with a bunch surprises, stay tuned!
10 years, wow! What remarkable journey this has been! Our family is extremely blessed, grateful and humbled that we’ve been able to share so much with so many.
Thanks to our loyal readers making us the oldest, largest and most comprehensive urban homesteading website on the internet.
And now the harvest numbers for June!
610 lbs produce (vegetables, fruits and herbs)
Eggs 112 (duck) 48 (chicken)
2011 Year to Date
2,076 lbs produce (vegetables, fruits and herbs)
Eggs 722 (duck) 314 (chicken)
How’s your garden growing?
Have a wonderful, safe and fun weekend everyone.