Saving and buying and trading and planning and planting…Oh my!!!

Saving and buying and trading and planning and planting…Oh my!!!

I have finally completed my list of seeds...What I have and what I want.  While I have not begun planting yet...I plan on starting the babies inside next weekend...I definitely have (almost) Spring Fever!!!  Here are all of the seeds that will go into the ground this year somewhere in our yard!  Some were saved from last years harvest, some…
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

OK...so each spring, when I get my taxes back, I treat myself to some new clothes.  First off, I like new clothes.  They make me feel good.  New colors.  New designs.  It's like a reflection of spring in my clothes.  Or something. The process of trying them on, however, sucks.  The process, the lighting, the overheating from the take it…
The only constant is change…

The only constant is change…

Ch-ch-changes!  How do you go from eating very little organic foods, eating out a lot, using paper towels and taking really long showers to being kinder to the earth and to yourself?  One step at a time.   However, change is not easy for me.  I am a creature of habit.  I like to have all my ducks in a row,…
Pieces of the puzzle

Pieces of the puzzle

Well now, here is my little addition to the explosion of Take Back Urban Home-steading(s) -ness.  What we have before us is a collective dream to produce more and consume less, to experience this world at it's richest and leave it in better shape for our kiddos than it was made for us.  Our collective goal is (most generally speaking, of course)…
TEA!

TEA!

Good morning!  My name is Melissa, and I am addicted to tea.  For real.  I could drink tea all day everyday.  This tea is made from mint we grew on our front porch last season and hung to dry.  Then, all you have to do is stick it in a nifty little tea ball to steep.  Add a bit of honey…
Beginnings

Beginnings

Alrighty then...here's my very first posting!  Yay me!  Cheers to the beginning of my blog about our experiences growing food and chickens (and hopefully bees soon, too) on 1/8 acre as well as all of our joys and stumbles along the way!  I thank you (my imagined reader) in advance while I figure this whole blog thing out. What better way to start…