spankygrdn.jpg The urban homestead’s handsome orange tabby cat (Spanky) enjoying the shade of the peas

Grand total of EIGHT journal entries today!

From pictures of the garden, Orlando Bloom, homegrown peas, to headless chickens… what the …. ? Well, you just gotta read on folks.

These eight entries are just enough to clean out about 20% of the backlogged draft entries before our day off. Enough eye candy and reading material there for our loyal readers to mull over and digest for a one day or so.

The newly designed journal aptly titled ‘Little Homestead in the City‘ is full of even more pictures and postings then ever before – IMHO. Going on nearly eight years now this journal finally is just getting cracking with nifty new features and categories. Not to mention more posting and pictures… oh, yeah, I already said that.

A few readers have asked for “more how-to’s” and there are many, many tidbits nestled in the thousand of entries so feel free to use the nifty new search (top right hand column under Miss Clementine’s pic) or handy categories. There’s certainly lots of tidbits and knowledge to share especially when it comes to urban homesteading and many such detailed, in depth writings, plans, schemes, etc will eventually need to be accumulated off this site and put down in a book(s) form sometime.

Until that publishing date comes (don’t hold your breath or ya”ll turn purple – this warning includes yours truly), feel free to comment, let us know how we are doing with the journal are we keeping your interest, boring you to death or just full of mediocre musings….

Well that about wrap things up. Enjoy the recent musings and pictures, see you back on Sunday with more urban homestead happenings.

Happy (almost) Spring!

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  1. LaVonne says:

    What happened to your Peddler’s Wagon link? With the new design so crammed full of stuff, I’m having a hard time finding it — and I really want to buy some ollas! Oh well, have to wait ’til Sunday anyway… have a nice Sabbath. šŸ™‚

  2. Tara says:

    What you guys have done is truly inspirational. We live in Las Vegas with our 8 yr old unschooling son and I have done nothing but look at my grassy yard and plan ways to cultivate it! We planted our first small “crop” and I’m looking forward to doing more as time goes on.

  3. Tara says:

    P.S. Can I add you to my blogroll here:

  4. ValP says:

    Thanks for all of the posts, Anais! What fun. I am a bit envious spring is just starting here.

  5. Debbie says:

    Keep up the great journals. I’m not bored at all. The search feature is just great. Thanks for all your hard work!!

  6. Anais says:

    Greetings LaVonne

    Glad you asked, I should have pointed this out since the newly designed site. The Peddlers Wagon URL is

    FYI there’a large Peddler’s Wagon banner ad/link at the top of this journal and also a Peddler’s Wagon hyper link after each and every journal entry.

    Perhaps that’s the reason why sales are slow – even donations are down! We wanted to make the new journal uncluttered but perhaps we have underestimated the simple design. In that case, I will have to make the Peddler’s Wagon store more pronounced so we can continue to GROW THE FUTURE.

    Happy spring!

  7. Anais says:

    Hello Tara

    Thanks for commenting and a warm welcome! Sure feel free to add PTF’s journal to your blogroll. Thanks for sharing out website with others, we appreciate that.

    Wonderful! Glad to see you are on the growing path. Keep us posted of your progress.

    Happy plantings!

  8. Anais says:

    Hello Val and Debbie

    Thanks for takng the time to comment and let us know how we are doing. We really appreciate it!

    I see that there are quite a lot of folks reading the journal but comments are very few so it’s really special when folks take time to comment so we can gauge how we are doing.


  9. Robbyn says:

    Your journal site looks GREAT! I’m really enjoying the more in-depth descriptions and how-tos…thank you guys for all you do, especially in inspiring those of us who are trying to make small steps towards independence and self-reliance. And a belated and VERY heartfelt thank you for including my site on your fellow travelers list…what an honor! YHVH bless all your efforts! šŸ™‚

  10. Eric says:

    I keep coming back to Path to Freedom.
    I had the occasion to visit a number of other sites in the that were similar in intent to yours. The problem that I had with them was that they were overly political and often used foul language. Thank you for what you provide…information about your life and how you live it. Your lack of “preachiness” sets you apart and makes your site my first “hit” of the day. Please continue that trend and I look forward to your new site(s) and project(s).

  11. Ken Kunst says:

    Your site is something I access almost daily, for you all have gotten me to so motivated to do even more than I’ve been doing…I live in the city of Napa, and we have the ability to do so much incredible urban homesteading! I’m just finishing building my chicken coop and bread oven, and my garden is expanding every season. I just made a tomatoe salsa from a volunteer plant that overwintered in my greenhouse…I just sent you my “Quiet Revolution” song, and if you like the music, I can send lots more. You all have gotten me so energized lately, I can’t thank you enough! Happy plantings, from my “Finca en la Cuidad de Napa.

    Ken Kunst

  12. Anais says:

    Greetings fellow travelers (Robbyn, Eric & Ken)

    Thank you for taking time to comment. Once again we appreciate and value your feedback – makes all our family’s efforts worth while. Especially we are blessed that we are able to have such a public platform to share and inspire urbanites all over the world who are taking matters in their own hands bringing about a quiet (hat tip Ken!) and homegrown revolution.


  13. Anais says:


    Happy ONE anniversary online! Kudos for all that you have accomplished in one year.

    Thank for your recent mention on your blog – great post BTW. Always inspiring us to see others who are taking steps along the path to a better and more sustainable world.

    Our family wishes you all the best in your journey.

    See you along the path!

  14. Anais says:

    Greetings Ken and fellow homegrown/quiet revolutionary!

    Thank you for the comment, positive comments and the music DVD. Stay tune for an upcoming journal entry re your song. I had wanted to post about it yesterday (Sunday) but had to work at the Tea Shop/House instead.

    Sounds like you’ve been busy as a bee with exciting homesteading projects. That’s wonderful! Please continue to keep us posted.

    Our family thanks you for your thought provoking song – powerful words that inspire all of us.

    There’s a lot going on, but it is our hope to continue to share our journey with others – and that includes more (hopefully) videos where we can integrate your soundtrack. So much to do… our minds our ever swirling with ideas and projects so stay tuned…

    and thank you once again for such an inspiring song.

    Anais & family

  15. schoooler says:

    Hi, i’m schoooler

    Iā€™m new to the forum and just saying hello.

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