REAL food Garden & Apiary | blog

We are an urban homestead based on natural, holistic and sustainable principles. Our livestock includes chickens & honey bees and we cultivate fruits, vegetables and kitchen herbs.

Up and running with new pages

So we have some new Pages to speak of. Slowly understanding this Blog world – adding pages with pictures and some captions.

We will be chronicling several areas of our Urban Farm in the near future – here is a list of some of the components we are interested in pursuing;

  • Urban chickens – hens for laying eggs / not for eating , they will each have names which moves them into the Pet category of life, I think.
  • Straw bale garden – the layout we have come up with will have 3 rows of bales with 5 bales/row. We may take baby steps on this for the 1st season and start with one row.
  • Compost bin(s) – we have built one to date (out of recycled wood pallets) and will most likely add two more. Kitchen scraps, paper, leaves, grass clippings, wood ash from our wood stove, water, and eventually once urban chickens join the limbo line ; chicken poop.
  • Rain harvesting – one 55 gal. barrel will be used on the chicken coop. Additional barrels will serve the roof from our house – H2o is a precious commodity in the Southwest U.S.
  • Eco-lawn – “Fleur de Lawn” is a specialty blend of drought tolerant grass created at Oregon St. University. Less watering, clover varieties and easier maintenance are in store here.
  • Bee hives – this is a late addition to our plans. 99% sure we’re doing this just not up to speed on the research of “how” we do this.

So, we plan to have Pages dedicated to all of our plans – stay tuned. ~Sam

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This entry was posted on November 26, 2013 by in Beginnings and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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