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.
The last couple of years here at our urban farm have been eye opening for our family. Raising our own fruits, vegetables and herbs that were nourished from compost we produced from site generated materials and tending to chickens and honey bees have all made us appreciate where our food comes from. Although we’re not self-sufficient 100% in our current home, we have begun to see the potential that is possible for a family interested in changing their lifestyle. We have become very focused on making a change in our approach to living and have plans to become subsistence farmers. This is something we have earnestly researched quite intensively for the past year. Both my wife and I agree this is a dream we are both committed to making a reality; step by step we plan to fulfill our dream. Selling our current home and purchasing land in the country would mean the end of our urban farm but the beginning of our rural farm.
Here are just a few of the books we have been reading – inspiration for us to become farmers;
Here are some interests for us as we start to consider what our farm will look like – we’re not to the point of saying they will all be on our farm but they are definitely ideas we are thinking about.
Yes, this all sounds ambitious and would be quite an undertaking – but there is the saying – “dream big!” Taking the small steps we have during the last couple of years have been very rewarding – we look forward to taking bigger steps to enrich our lives with the hard work and rewards of a farm life.
Causing dialogue and eliciting responses about living design while presenting various observations for critique, consideration, solutions and some good humor!
Happy Cows ~ Quality Milk ~ Healthy People
Ready for a fresh approach to healthy living? Or maybe growing your own food, roasting deer legs and stuffing mason jars sound like your idea of fun.. Come join the food revolution! Be inspired, empowered and encouraged to eat real, live healthy and enjoy everything!
discoveries along the grassfed life
My southern style of living through gardening, cooking and diy projects. Stop by often to see what I am digging into during my free time.
Celebrating the urban homestead
Horse Showing, Stall Mucking, Kid Raising, Garden Growing, Animal Rearing, Creative Crafting, Home Cooking, Penny Pinching, Coupon Clipping, Family Loving Moms
Living off the land when the land is a small suburban lot.
"Farm Fresh Fragrances"
Brisbane News, Australia News and World News
Bee-centred Natural Beekeeping: Information, Hives and Courses
Bees, Hives, Swarms, and Everything under the Sun
Exploring sustainability in Sydney, and down south
Honey bees holistically - bee-centered, low intervention and chemical-free
Sharing the often fun, sometimes tragic but always fabulous life in the country!
Making and creating
High Altitude Homesteading
A dive into all things feathered and farming...