Oct 282014
 
Cut Grass - A Free Neighborhood Resource

As we’ve worked in our city homestead, I’ve begun to understand how abundant our resources are when we value them, organize them, and use them correctly. I am now convinced that there are enough natural resources for everyone on the…

Oct 182014
 
Waste or Resource? It's All In Where You Put Things

The picture accompanying this post features 3 items that are often treated as waste: grass trimmings, twigs, logs and large tree trimmings. However, when these resources are used effectively, they become valuable homestead resources.
1. Dried Grass Clippings are used…

Oct 162014
 
My Morning Mojo

It’s almost 6 am, and I’ve been up for about an hour working in my yard. The moon is still out, and the day is full of promise and potential. My little one, sensing that I am no longer in…

Sep 232014
 
Mental Space, Homesteading, and Boundaries

My goal to build a city homestead for my daughter and I requires a lot of hard work. Whether it’s problem solving, figuring out how to build a system, or carrying out the physical work of homesteading (which, by the…