Category Archives: Homesteading

New Farmstead Blog

Yes, we have a new blog. Bear with us. Like our lives, our new site is a major work in progress. Some pages aren’t even started yet, but they will evolve over time. We’ll be sharing our adventures in creating … Continue reading

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At Last, a Name

After a lot of other considerations, maybes, corny, confusing or boring ideas that didn’t stick, we finally settled on a name for our little 1/3 acre: “River of Love Urban Farmstead“ I want to thank everyone who sent us suggestions. … Continue reading

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January Notes

Daniel and I have been spending a lot of time visualizing, dreaming, and scheming about our lives. The past two weeks we’ve been sitting down with the purpose of researching and deciding what to do next, and how we see … Continue reading

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First Hens Surviving Their First Winter

Last night was the coldest night so far this Winter. It hit a negative four degrees, and when I fell asleep I couldn’t help feeling sorry for our three hens. I have to keep reminding myself that they’re birds, and … Continue reading

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We’re Expecting

It’s official- our family is pregnant with baby chickens! Due date is March 14, 2011! After a lot of thought, we went with ordering them online because we want a specific variety of hens to add to our flock. If … Continue reading

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Reflections on New Years Eve

I‘ve never been one to make New Years resolutions, or make a big deal about the fact that another year has passed. I believe in reviewing my life, habits, successes and set-backs daily. Looking back, I probably make spontaneous plans … Continue reading

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