In my first urban homestead in Portland, there was a large cedar tree in the front yard. As I looked out my living room window, the first thing I always saw was hard packed, barren dirt under this tree. I tried to plant groundcovers, shade tolerant veggies, ANYTHING! But nothing would grow. Finally, I stumbled […]
Raising your own food is often considered a good way to cut down on costs, but is that always the case? I know my parents have sometimes remarked that it cost more in water to grow themselves a tomato than it would cost to simply buy one from the store. Often people start to raise […]
I created this resource page as an easy to reference guide of helpful tools, books, and other resources you may need in your urban homesteading adventure! This way you can quickly find beneficial tools, courses, books, and other resources to help save you time and money. Growing your own food doesn’t have to be difficult!
Yay! Books! I love books! If you’ve been around for awhile you might have noticed that. It’s because books are awesome, and I like sharing awesome books with all of you. I just finished reading my free review copy of The Made From Scratch Life, and I can’t wait to share some of the awesome […]
When you keep dairy goats, it’s a good idea to know what types of problems to watch out for. While there are quite a few potential issues you could run into raising goats, there are a few that are more common than others. Most people who start raising dairy goats know the importance of starting […]
Do you want to live off the grid? Maybe living off the grid is the right choice for you and your family. Maybe you’re already living it! That’s awesome! (I’m jealous)! But maybe you are still living in the city, biding your time before you get off the grid. Even if the time isn’t right […]