Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

How To Grow Food Not Lawns And Make Your Urban Neighbors Happy

Today's ramblings about grow food not lawns come from a Facebook post of a friend awhile back, who talked about her love of green grass. Which, I will give to her: I do get the love of it. But I can't say it upsets me when most of the Pacific Northwest lets their lawns go… Continue reading How To Grow Food Not Lawns And Make Your Urban Neighbors Happy

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

A Season In The Tomato Bed

Tomato season starts early, long before most are even dreaming a ripe juicy slice. In the cold and short months of January and February, the little plants grow in the greenhouse, tucked away from the cold snaps and harsh winds. It gives one hope though, when they open the door into the greenhouse. February 6th:… Continue reading A Season In The Tomato Bed

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

An Edible Landscape For Children

When Kirk and I first moved to our first home in Maple Valley, one of the things that drew us out here (in the early 2000’s) was close proximity to the mountains and hiking. It wasn’t farming I can tell you! Our oldest son and I were out hiking 2 to 3 times a week,… Continue reading An Edible Landscape For Children

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

January On The Homestead

January has ended. And spring is nearly upon us in the PNW. It was a slow month outside, mostly dreary and keeping us inside, but those sunny days? I made sure I got outside to work, be it cleaning the beds, picking up pinecones and getting things ready for February. Huckleberry plants ramping up for spring.… Continue reading January On The Homestead

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zones 7-8 PNW)

The month of February is fast approaching, and the garden tasks are waiting to be done, before Spring shows up. I always love November/December/early January because those are my "sleepy" months, when I get to stay inside, and do other things like crafting and reading. But come end of January, I know I have to… Continue reading February Garden Tasks and Seed Planting (For Zones 7-8 PNW)