The Calm After The Storm

Colorado is known for severe and unpredictable weather.  May of this year made that point loud and clear at Ivywild A & N Farm, the little backyard farm that Ben and I built and maintain.  A hail storm of epic proportions hit south of downtown, and then rolled north clearing a line of trees and […]

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The Best Little Homestead In The City

Recently I had the rare privilege to visit another urban homestead here in Colorado Springs.  I say the privilege is rare not because the homesteads aren’t out there, but because I just don’t make the time to go on these field trips.  Squeezing in another 3-hour block of time into an already packed schedule is […]

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How To Know When You’re In Over Your Head, And What To Do About It

Ever have one of those moments that made you feel like the little chicken above? Beat, shot-out, frustrated – in over your head? If you answered no to that question I don’t believe you. If you answered yes to that question I have some good news for you – there are ways to get back […]

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Roundup Update

I know many folks were not thrilled with my decision to apply Roundup to the bindweed in my yard.  Some folks left those comments on the blog, some sent me e-mails, and one flat unsubscribe from the RTT e-newsletter.  And that’s alright – we all have to make our stands where we see fit.  My […]

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Skunked

I knew it was a matter of time.  We have all manner of wildlife running around our neighborhood, to include skunks.  While mentally I was prepared for this inevitability, physically I was not.  No supplies, no plan, and no clue.  And so it happened, Wednesday night at precisely 20:10 hours, my dog Jo went nose-to-tail […]

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