Urban Farming and Small Scale Homesteading

So the blog is changing. Our quest to become farmers despite our locale has become stronger than ever. We have so many plans under way which we will tell you about at a later date. Today however, we planted one of our raised beds and 3 containers. We planted snap peas, pole beans, spinach, butter lettuce, rainbow chard, romaine, radishes, hydrangeas, rosemary, and lavender. Our goal is to provide enough produce for ourselves that we will not have to depend on any outside resources. This means I will be learning to can this year which I am very excited about. For those of you who don’t know we have been trying to learn to make everything we can before the growing season started to help our income, sustainability, and self sufficiency. So far we have learned to make soap, candles, all purpose cleaner, window cleaner, wood polish, automatic dish-washer detergent, bath powder, an amazing rain barrel/ rain chain contraption and iron skillet scrub. We are also learning skills such as how to make bread, cakes, etc. without a conventional mixer. Our upcoming goals for this summer are building a fence to better protect our urban homestead, raising chickens, learning to can, perfecting our soap, learning to knit (if there are any left-handed knitters out there let me know because I need some help), and trying to start a natural lawn care business. We are so excited and can’t wait to keep you posted. Pictures of the garden, rain-barrel and the like are coming soon so keep checking back!

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