Justin is the earliest riser of us siblings.   He’s got a lot of energy and wants to get out in the garden first thing in the morn.  Yep, he’s a born farmer – got dirt in his veins.

While we gals are still rubbing the sleepiness from our eyes,  Justin’s out checking if all’s well in the garden since the temperatures dipped into the low 30’s last night.

In the still quiet calmness of the morning nature speaks its loudest.

Photo courtesy of farmer Justin – beautiful!

Speaking of quiet, seems that our reader’s have become silent – very few comments I mean.


Hope that means ya’ll are either busy NOT bored otherwise I’ll just go and have a conservation with our chickens.  Just kidding.

Anyhow, there’s lost more dispatches from the urban homestead. Stay tuned!


  1. DoubleD says:

    What a beautiful image! I love to do a morning walk through the garden before I head off to work every day. The garden puts the rest of the day into perspective even if I cannot get back into it for the rest of the day.

  2. Deb says:

    Beautiful Picture! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fay (Ordinary Eco) says:

    Good Morning Anais
    I am sure like most readers I am so caught up in the photos and news I forget to comment. I am usually out the door and sowing or exploring before I even finish the that’s inspiration!
    Loved the last posting blitz again inspiring photos.
    Oh and thanks to you gals I have just ordered my first makes much more sense with one on.:)

  4. Margy says:

    I just discovered your website and blog. I used to live fairly close, over in Pomona. We traded in our city lifestyle and moved to Canada to live most of the year on a floating cabin near Powell River. We are off the grid but do generate some power with solar, wind and now thermoelectric with our wood stove. I have a floating garden. It isn’t big, but we can grow enough summer vegetables to supplement our meals. I invite you to come take a look at my blog – Margy

  5. woodcutter says:

    Anais, Hello from Nova Scotia, we are still out here! And we are still reading. I love showing my wife the pictures of your meals. Some how I hope it inspires her. The way to a mans heart is through his stomach!

  6. Rachel says:

    Awesome photograph. I spent an afternoon waiting by the feeder this summer to catch a picture of the hummingbird who visits us.

  7. Florence says:

    Dear Anais, I apologize for enjoying the blog posts and pictures without leaving a note to tell you how very much I enjoy your willingness to share your life with all of us. It is lovely and so are you and your family.

  8. katecontinued says:

    Not a day goes by that I don’t read and enjoy all that you share here, Anais. These posts and pictures fill me with joy. Thank you.

    I have been hoping that soon we could get the plans, diagrams, photos or descriptions of the new water saving beds. I am in the process of planning for an additional 25 beds at the elementary school across the street. I would really like to incorporate the water saving features – given our drought. Also, I am hoping to get the April-June plans from the various green groups, so we can plan for your family’s return visit to my neighborhood.

  9. James says:

    Could it be that so many inspired people have gone and done things, taken action, and are enjoying the fruits of their labors to have time to post.

    I know that I’ve stopped posting, because I’m busy, but I check your blog every day. It inspires. My garden isn’t nearly as intense, but it is nice to have things growing and harvested around the house.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  10. CE says:

    No hummers aroung here now but if I go out into the field on a crisp, cold morning all the edges of the leaves and needles are frosty white and there are millions of lacy white spider webs high, low and in the middle. It’s so pretty as long as you don’t consider the number of spiders that live all around you. 🙂

  11. Samuel says:

    Great picture! The clarity of the wings are amazing, what type of camera do you have?

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