Pantry Revamp

Pantry Revamp

One of our main goals in starting this experiment in urban homesteading is to eat better food. Organic produce and natural food available in the grocery store can be very costly. However, doing it at home can be cheaper and definitely better for you and the environment. There are quite a few … Read more

Growing with A Cold Frame

Growing with A Cold Frame

A cold frame is a great tool for any climate.  A gardener can use it to get a jump start on the growing season or to extend the growing season as winter approaches.  I was lucky enough to be gifted one this past Christmas. What I have is actually called an  “elevated … Read more

Starting Seeds: Part Two

Starting Seeds Part Two

(To view my first post on starting seeds, click here.) I’ve mentioned it before and I’m going to mention it again – It’s seed starting time in my area!  I have seeds and seedlings on the mind these days.     This past weekend I planted a ton of seeds for the spring/summer. … Read more

A new coop!

DIY Chick Brooder

We got a new coop for the chicks this weekend and now we are starting the process of hardening off. (Just like you do for seedlings, but for chickens!  The point is to help them learn to regulate their temperature after being indoors and under a heat lamp.  It also helps them develop … Read more

Starting Seeds

Starting Seeds

To begin, I know that for a HUGE part of the country it is nowhere near seed starting time (though with a cold frame, that might not be entirely true… but wait, I’m getting ahead of myself).  For those of you covered in snow, I apologize for this post.  But rest assured … Read more

Granola Making

Granola Making

  One thing that I strive for as we embrace the urban homesteading life is to make more food from scratch.  I want to buy less processed, readymade food.  I want to buy more whole ingredients and create delicious meals and snacks.  We already do most of our eating at home and … Read more