Let’s have some straight talk.

http://www.youtube.com/watch Lots of things Stop us from scratching that urbanite homesteading itch. So what Stops you guys from trying? This is not about saying “you have no excuses!” This is really just about discussing the challenges of being in the city and what it would take for you to achieve your nature lusting urges in…

Managing Expectations – Prepare for the worst, hope for the best…

I have been pleasantly surprised this week: Bumblebees in the early morning, honey bees in the late afternoon, parasitic and jewel bees all day! My husband and I caved and cut back a few of the overhanging weed trees from the neighbour’s side; the manitoba maple(s), white mulberry and the silver maple that had overgrown…

Hard Vegetable Gardens = Farmers market run!

My vegetable patch is a very, very tiny patch.  About 2-4′ in width that points out to accommodate an annoying honey locust tree (Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis). It hoards all of the soil’s richness that I added last fall.  To add to it, honey locusts are notorious for blocking out the shade; all those tiny little leaflets quilt together…