Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Modern Homesteading

One of the things I have noticed many times over the years is the concept of "homesteading". What pops into people's minds is quaint hill folk living far off the grid, in a deep valley, on 100 acres. Where the wood fire never goes out, and they work from before dawn to sunset, dealing with… Continue reading Modern Homesteading

Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Homesteading: Letting Chickens Rest Over The Winter

The argument over letting chickens rest in winter goes back to the invention of electricity and lightbulbs. I don't have a lot of experience with chickens, just a year here and when I was young, I will be up front with this, but I do have a deep belief in paying attention to Mother Nature.… Continue reading Homesteading: Letting Chickens Rest Over The Winter

Gardening · Homesteading · Urban Homesteading

Homesteading: Why We Don’t Use Grow Lights

When we were urban homesteading at our previous home, in town and not rural, my love affair was with my Sunglo greenhouse. Since the greenhouse was just a few yards away from the house, I had electricity piped in. This meant I could run grow lights all winter long. And I really bought into how… Continue reading Homesteading: Why We Don’t Use Grow Lights

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