Not too long ago, in one of the local groups I’m in on Facebook, someone shared about a homestead that was being given away in a contest.… Read more “Ruthardt Tiny Homestead – A Down on the (Sub)Urban Farm Road Trip”
You know the old saying, “April showers bring May flowers?” Well, we’ve had April showers AND May showers, and all they bring is mud, mud, and more… Read more “What Do May Showers Bring? Mud. – Down on the (Sub)Urban Farm”
FIRST! Big news will be coming soon – are you signed up for my newsletter? You need to be! Especially if you’re curious about what’s been happening… Read more “Summer Shenanigans. Sort of.”
So we’ve had a project ‘brewing’ for a few weeks. At the beginning of June, I noticed that Henrietta (our hen that internally lays) was broody. It… Read more “What No One Tells You About Hatching Chicks – Down on the (Sub)Urban Farm”
Earlier this spring, someone in my local urban farming group on Facebook shared about a free online permaculture course that was going to take place over four… Read more “Course Review – Intro to Permaculture Design”
And by that I mean “It’s been a MONTH? HOW?” and “It’s been A MONTH. How did all that happen in a month?” Oh man, where to… Read more “It’s Been A Month”
We’ve had two very close calls with tornadoes in the last year. Not to mention sporadic earthquakes, wildfires, and the possibility of extreme cold. We are not prepared in the slightest, and we’re going to change that with an emergency kit.
Keeping backyard chickens is full of adventure – mysterious illnesses, likely clostridium perfringens, gout (yes, chickens can have gout), and the best part – fresh eggs.
No, not squashed floofs. Squashes AND floofs. Floofs are baby chickens. That is totally the technical term for them, hush. Squashes are… squashes. Acorn, in this case.… Read more “Of Squash and Floofs – Down on the (Sub)Urban Farm”
Firstly, it started raining within 10 minutes of my post last night, and it hasn’t really stopped yet. And the entire system still has the tropical-storm-swirl to… Read more “Babiesss! (Chickens, that is.)”