Category Archives: Urban Homesteading

Folks, This Ain’t Normal

No, this isn’t a book review. I’m just borrowing a line from Joel Salatin’s newest book Folks, This Ain’t Normal. It popped into my head as I stood next to my Granny Smith apple tree and picked apples for our … Continue reading

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I’m Feeling All Inspired!

And I got a free book! And it was signed by one of the authors! Seriously, how cool is that? Yes, I’m a writer and yes, I’ve written and published books. I’ve even signed an autograph or two along the … Continue reading

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Harvest Tally

I really wish the farmer’s market were open right now in Belton. I’d be there with an armload of yellow squash. I am absolutely dumbfounded by the amount of yellow summer squash we have harvested. Over 13 pounds so far … Continue reading

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TEOTWAWKI? Or Fear-Mongering?

I’m sitting here on a fence, folks, and while I know how I will proceed, I am unsure how others will take my advice. As a child growing up in the 70’s and coming of age in the 80’s – … Continue reading

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‘Round The Deadly Nightshade Garden

I’ve put a reminder into Outlook and I’m going to try and take weekly pictures of the yard this year to show how everything is progressing. Here are some pictures from last Friday. Brrr…it was 40 degrees out when I … Continue reading

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When Chickens Go to the Library

Dave: We took the chickens to the library today Friend: Why? Dave: They needed a library card Last week’s Story Time at the library included chickens…real chickens…OUR chickens. After hearing weekly updates on chicken antics and our odyssey of building … Continue reading

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Dandelion Wine

Where has the time gone…it seems to fly so fast One moment you’re having fun, the next its come to pass Days turn into yesteryear, old friends find their own way Until the moment you leave…I wish that you would … Continue reading

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Goodbye Anna Nicole…

Goodbye Anna Nicole I’ll miss your busty breast But the other birds say You are a pest There comes a time when you just have to accept your fate and move on. The other birds have spoken and they have, … Continue reading

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What’s That Buzzing Sound?

Buzzz!!!! Buzzz!!!! Yep, I’ve started the beekeeping course! For a total of four Wednesdays I will be driving over to Johnson County Community College and learning about beekeeping. I’m so excited! Last night we watched a film “Introduction to Beekeeping” … Continue reading

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Chick! Chick! Chickens!

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Chickens! Our chicks are all (with the exception of Millie) beginning to look like…well…chickens. No more downy fur, no more awkward stubs for wings…and their feet, good lord, their feet have gotten so … Continue reading

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