Compost may be one of the least used assets in many urban gardens. I love the smell of my working compost pile, that rich aroma of decomposing yard waste and kitchen scraps. It costs me nothing more than the time it takes to collect and turn the pile, and it has converted my clay filled soilContinue reading “Compost, part 1”
When I adopted my sweet pup nearly 8 years ago, I had no idea exactly how much joy and laughter she would add to my life. A delightful mix of cocker spaniel and dachshund, she gained the best traits of both breeds. She has proven herself to be a wonderful stalker of the urban wildlife thatContinue reading “Farm Dog”
The addition of chicks to my urban farm required much thought and planning. I take the responsibility of caring for animal life quite seriously, and I wanted to be sure I was prepared. I spent more than a year researching coops, breeds, feed, treats, bedding, etc. through lots of sources. I talked with family andContinue reading “Chicks invade”
When it comes to moving any dream into reality, the biggest question may well be “Where do I start?” The first step to any garden project – no matter what you are growing – is getting a feel for your land. How much sunlight does it get throughout the day? Is it early sun (eastContinue reading “Where do I start?”
Have you ever had a dream that just won’t leave your head?