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Breeding, raising, and processing backyard rabbits.

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The Buckley Homestead

If you live in or around Colorado Springs, you know Ed and Allison Buckley.  Buckley’s Homestead Supply has become a beacon for the homesteading community in Colorado Springs, and their easy going, “we got this” style is subtlety infectious. Ed and Allison have built a business and asset for the community, while at the same […]

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The Best Recipes For A Backyard Farm – All In One Place

Earlier this year I made you a promise that I would provide you with seasonal, homegrown recipes that you could create from things you raised or grew in your backyard.  Well, I’m here to tell you that I will not be keeping that promise.  ‘Ever had that experience where you set out to do something, […]

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Livin’ With Wildlife: Reminders For The Season

If you live along the Front Range, you will have wildlife in or around your backyard farm.  No doubt.  The question then become what to do about said wildlife.  The answer?  Prevent encounters whenever possible, manage encounters once they occur.  Here’s how we do that: We have a dog – very handy for alerting 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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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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Backyard Farming Systems That Are Right For You

Let’s say you’re new to backyard farming. And let’s also say that you’re trying to figure out what backyard farm features to place on your landscape. How do you know what features are right for you? I don’t believe that everyone should necessarily have all manner of urban farming systems on their landscape (though many […]

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Spring Has Sprung – Here’s Your To-Do List For April 2014

Alright Front Range Urban Farmers, spring has finally arrived in full force.  The seven day weather forecast shows no freezing temperatures at night, rains showers for some of those next seven days, and daytime highs in the 60’s and 70’s.  Ah, me (followed by contented sigh).  If you’ve been holding of transplanting or direct sowing […]

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