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These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Things

Out of the blue we received an email from a writer forThisNext who asked if we, urban eco-pioneers, had a few sustainable products that we like using around the urban homestead.

Browse on over toThisNext and check out over a dozen of “PTF Picks“… I’m sure you’ll enjoy the little blips under each product. I personally like the one about Jordanne reading the eco-manifesto from Dr Bronner’s soap.  


tomato towers, backyard edible grounds

Slice of Life

In the garden, the towering, growing on 10ft plus, tomatoes are continuing to grow past the bamboo tepees and are loaded with an array of color adornments, squash tendrils grab onto anything that’s not moving, mocking birds try to snatch the dark elderberries that hang heavily on the bushes…. the last hooray of summer is it’s full glory here on the urban homestead. Ground cherry, sweet figs and apples, meaty lima beans, squash, crisp peppers, dark eggplant and colorful tomatoes are piling up in the urban homestead’s kitchen, juicy peaches are not far behind…. A quick tally of July harvest total: 835lbs

The urban homestead kitchen has been busy, brewing and preserving. Already made up two batches of grape wine from homegrown grapes, elderberry wine is brewing and there’s lots of tasty jams to be canned.    The wild elderberries are almost ripe and plan on harvesting those too to add to the urban homestead’s larder.

It’s a good life.

Comments(2)

  1. claire says:

    the garden looks fabulous.

  2. Wendy says:

    What a great garden. I have been reading your posts and going over your site for the past year and you have given me much encouragement here in Nova Scotia,Canada to make raised beds and grow my own garden and plant some raspberries and strawberries. I see you made homemade grape wine with your own grapes.Is there anyway that you can post directions on how to do this? You people are my inspiration.