Book Review: The Urban Chicken Book Review: The Urban Chicken


I dreamed about raising chickens in our backyard for a long time.  However, I was intimidated.  And though it is definitely gaining popularity, raising farm animals in an urban setting really isn’t a very common practice.  Our first two chickens were gifted to us.  They were already a year old, came with a coop, and…
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Montessori Monday: Photographic Labels Montessori Monday: Photographic Labels


To read more about Montessori Mondays, check out my first post in the series. This weeks Montessori Monday piggy backs off of last week’s and illustrates another way I help my kids engage in work around the house.   Again, referencing Tim Seldin’s book: A key element in teaching children everyday life skills is keeping everything tidy…their world needs to…
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Pantry Revamp Continued – Replacing the Cheese Cracker Pantry Revamp Continued – Replacing the Cheese Cracker


The Pantry Revamp is a series here on this ol’ blog.  To read more about it, check out the first post here. So, I started with the graham crackers and was met with pretty good success.  Now, I’m attacking those little critters in the lower left of the picture – the Goldfish Crackers.   Overall, Goldfish…
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Five Things Five Things


How fun! I was tagged by Melinda of Marshmallow Mudpie for Five Things.  I’m supposed to write about five things you might not know about me and then tag five other  bloggers.  Here goes! 1.  Doug and I had a small wedding – a REALLY small wedding.  It was just me, Doug, Lucy, my sister, and the…
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Garden Amendments Garden Amendments


In a perfect world, amending your soil wouldn’t be necessary.  However, most gardeners find that amending their soil with something is necessary, especially after several growing seasons.  In the case of our little urban homestead, I amend my soil each season.  Most recently, I tilled up our front yard and the soil was in need of MUCH amending.  In…
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A Giveaway YOU Should Enter A Giveaway YOU Should Enter


Let me step aside from my normal posting to alert you to a great giveaway that is happening out there in the interwebs.  Several of the bloggers from the Homestead Bloggers Network (which I recently joined) are doing a giveaway worth over $350.  It is brought to you by Momprepares.com, Untrained Housewife, and the Homestead Bloggers Network.  It is…
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