Although not an English manor home, I like our home to be stylish AND functional. Unfortunately, when it comes to potting up, we have not been terribly stylish…we have just used any old flat surface in the yard…until now! Last … Continue reading →
February 26, 2016
by admin Comments Off on You say goodbye and I say hello
Hello, Hello, Hello! to new garden beds and goodbye to the rest of the back lawn! We have been slowly converting the back yard into a homesteading oasis, functional and beautiful at the same time, we hope. One of the … Continue reading →
February 22, 2016
by admin Comments Off on I’ve Got the Power!
“Like the crack of the whip, I snap attack Front to back in this thing called rap” Oh, hey…forgot myself. 25 years ago, this would have sent me to the dance floor to show off my mad “running man” skills, … Continue reading →
January 5, 2016
by admin Comments Off on What Can We Do? A Report Card
Last January I wrote a blog about really setting some homesteading, sustainability and other goals for our household. With the state of the world, our broken industrial systems as well as our environment, it seemed like a good idea to … Continue reading →
May 17, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Gardening Away From Home
Recently, my partner and I expanded our garden outside the confines of our little urban plot. We applied for and were approved for a small patch in the Franklin County Community Garden program. Our 12’X12’ plot is part of … Continue reading →
May 12, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Aquatic Adventures or our Epic Failure and Subsequent Delight in our New Pond
The glossy title would be Aquatic Adventures, but frankly the saga of getting our pond in is too hilarious not to share. Will and I have wanted to add a small pond to our backyard garden for some time. Adding … Continue reading →
April 13, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Arch you glad you can go up 2!
Another milestone in the garden completed! Over the past few weeks we have been digging out, disassembling, reassembling and changing the potager. We have reconfigured all of the garden beds, which means moving a lot of earth and adding a … Continue reading →
April 9, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Doing the Dirt(y)
Well the time finally came that my purchased compost bins became obsolete! This is both a good and bad sign. It is bad, because we had to come up with something useful, quickly…good because we continue to close the organic … Continue reading →
March 23, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Got Patio?
One of the most common things I hear from friends and readers is that they would really like to grow some of their own food, but they can’t because they rent or they have a town home, condo or other … Continue reading →
March 23, 2015
by admin Comments Off on Arch You Glad You Can Always Go Up?
Pardon the bad grammar, but it is just my way of introducing the topic of vertical gardening. Living in a city, or anywhere for that matter sometimes means working with limited garden space. On our little, patch, we only have … Continue reading →