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September Round-Up

round up

September Round-Up I sit here alone in the quiet of the night, the dishwasher is going in the background. I can hear a clock quietly ticking, and reminding me that time is always moving, much like September, but I watched as this month just ticked by. You see I like to think I am always […]

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July Round-up

What happened in July round these parts? Well not nearly as much as I had hoped… I had a to-do list I posted earlier this summer, listing all the things I would like to get done. And here I sit at the end of July and I admit, I am no where close to finishing […]

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What’s the down side?

We started as urban homesteaders, well not real urban, but small town for sure. Either way we didn’t have a place in the country and city regulations held us back from doing a whole lot of what we wanted. But we dreamed of better days. Days of enough garden space to grow all the fruits […]

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Is gardening worth the effort?

Gardening is hard work, is it worth the effort? Many people today don’t do and vegetable gardening or grow their own food because the cost seem to outweigh the benefits. It’s easy to see that point of view . Planting, dealing with weather, frost, rain, drought, bugs and overall work. I know I have heard […]

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April Round-Up

We wrapped up April, and even though I would like to say we got more accomplished, what we did do was pretty good. There is always more work than time, but April really started us into the growing season. We feel blessed, as we look back and see how far we have come. So the […]

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February Round-Up

As with all things in life we can tend to get ahead of ourselves. Do you ever find you think you should be somewhere further than you are? Not appreciating how far you have come? We  want to have lost more weight, got healthier, made more money, saved more money, paid off more debt etc. […]

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a couple of years ago

Urban Family Garden Starting

Garden starting

So as April comes to a close with in a few days we would like to share our garden this year this far. Herbs Planted Echinacea Valerian Borage Spearmint Lemon Bee Balm Stevia Dill Thyme Oregano Cilantro Basil Yarrow Sage Lavender Lemon Balm That sounds like a lot or that we must have huge herb […]

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a couple of years ago

Winter Greenhouse Growing

Winter Greenhouse Growing Aquaponics in January The middle of the day in January its 50° inside and 20° outside. The night-time temperatures have been below freezing or below zero through the night for several weeks. Check out our newly sprouted seedlings that are surviving through these temperatures! That’s a red leaf lettuce in the middle […]

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