Why I’ll Be Using RoundUp In My Backyard (gasp!)

I know what you’re thinking – this must a be a joke. Certainly Christine and Ben would never use an herbicide on their backyard farm.  These two organic types would not pollute their landscape, their own food supply, and themselves just to make their weed pulling routine a bit easier, would they?  The answers to […]

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Top 11 Ways To Save Money When Building Your Backyard Farm

Alright, let’s just get right at this.  Building backyard farms can be expensive; backyard farmers balance cost and aesthetics at every turn.  If the farm looks Sunset Magazine worthy, the cost to build it will far outstrip the benefits of the food you can produce.  If you farm looks like the Beverly Hillbillies you may […]

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Buying And Selling Produce In Your Neighborhood

This must be tech month, because I have another wiz-bang techy thing to share with you.  This is another web-site, and it brings local to a whole new level. Personally, I’m a big fan of selling directly to the consumer – no middle man.  The advantage of a middle-man is a built-in customer base.  Folks […]

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Homesteading Gets Social

I know, I know  – there’s already too many social media platforms in the world, all competing for users.  But what if there was one platform that did what three other platforms tried to do?  And what if this platform was specifically tailored to you, an urban homesteader?  As it happens, I have good news […]

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Getting Your Garden Ready For Fall – What To Do Now

Fall is almost here – it’s August in the Rockies folks.  The days have been getting shorter since June (JUNE!), the chill in the evening air is but a few weeks away, and the angle of the light is starting to change.  Fall just happens to be my favorite season (minus the stacking of firewood […]

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