URBAN HOMESTEADERS ON CNN

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  1. Traci Meyer says:

    I really enjoyed the piece-not only does it highlight all of the wonderful work your family is doing, but it showed your “real” personalities, and it’s great to feel like we know you. Thanks for all that you do, and being willing to share it with us!

  2. ~~Melissa says:

    That was enjoyable sampler, though, as always, I’m looking forward to the hour long feature. 🙂

  3. Fiona says:

    That is a wonderful clip. I hope I will be able to catch the hour feature online as we are tv free. I loved that black chicken with the really feathered feet and was wondering what breed he/she was.

    The whole Family looked great too:)

  4. Mrs. Stewart says:

    I love how you hear birds chirping as the clip starts. Just beautiful, you guys are really truly an example for the rest of us.

  5. Ginny says:

    I really enjoyed the clip. 😀

    In Christ,

    Ginny
    http://randvfarmstead.blogspot.com

  6. Eileen G says:

    Loved it and linked it to my blog. You seem perfectly typical to me! I want one of those toilets!

  7. gina says:

    I vote for a weekly show on Planet Green around PTF.

  8. Amy says:

    This was a great clip and included alot of imformation. I thought that it was edited well.

  9. Ellen says:

    Great clip! I want one of those toilets too. Off to peruse Peddler’s Wagon!!

  10. Judy says:

    Great segment — loved seeing all the shots of the edible landscape 🙂

  11. lavonne says:

    Wonderful! I just came across a book that might interest Farmer D: Gardening Without Irrigation. It advocates wider spaced plants to allow root systems to take advantage of all the moisture under the surface, not something you can do and reach your 10k goal, but something to think about as the drought goes on.

    Dealing with a Surprise Water Shortage

    Suppose you are growing a conventional, irrigated garden and something unanticipated interrupts your ability to water. Perhaps you are homesteading and your well begins to dry up. Perhaps you’re a backyard gardener and the municipality temporarily restricts usage. What to do?
    First, if at all possible before the restrictions take effect, water very heavily and long to ensure there is maximum subsoil moisture. Then eliminate all newly started interplantings and ruthlessly hoe out at least 75 percent of the remaining immature plants and about half of those about two weeks away from harvest.
    For example, suppose you’ve got a a 4-foot-wide intensive bed holding seven rows of broccoli on 12 inch centers, or about 21 plants. Remove at least every other row and every other plant in the three or four remaining rows. Try to bring plant density down to those described in Chapter 5, “How to Grow It: A-Z”
    Then shallowly hoe the soil every day or two to encourage the surface inches to dry out and form a dust mulch. You water-wise person–you’re already dry gardening–now start fertigating.

  12. Jennifer says:

    Great clip. Soon you’ll be the envy of the world! 😀

  13. CanterburyGrove says:

    Well done, that was great 🙂 I love seeing real-time what you all do over there.
    From Linn (in Australia)

  14. Sue says:

    I love this clip. It really sums up the essence of you are doing. You guys are my heroes.

  15. RedStateGreen says:

    How fun! This is the best video I’ve seen yet from a news station.

    I envy you owning your home outright, that must make you feel very secure.

  16. jengod says:

    I adore you girls! I’m pretty sure you guys are kidding about there being an hour-long version of this clip, but I’ll dare to live in hope…

  17. Alec says:

    Cool clip. Beautiful food!

    One thing that always strikes me about these news videos is how they love to talk about your homebrew biodiesel, but neglect to mention that you try to do car free days, bike, carpool, take public transportation, etc. I guess they figure Americans want to keep driving with cheaper alternative fuels rather than drive less.

  18. Jessica says:

    You have inspired me to follow your lead on my own small suburban plot. We’re on our way; we just got rabbits as our first backyard livestock. Next will be chickens. We’re slowly killing the lawn to replace it with gardens. Thanks for the example.

    I included the link to this post in “This Week’s Favorites” today on my blog.

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