Monday, February 21, 2011

I am an urban homesteader

Flower beds with potatoes thrown in for good measure

Herb garden

Lettuce, lettuce, and more lettuce.
Oh, and some beans and peas.


Yes, I am an urban homesteader.

We live in a tiny college town in West Michigan.
We have 1.5 acres.
We grow a lot of our own veggies.
We built a hen house and raise chickens for eggs.

'Nuff said....

To see what all the hullabaloo is about...

In His grace,

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Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

OH, your homestead is so pretty :) :) :) S omeday I"ll have land and can have all that same loveliness. Have you ever made a record of how much you've probably saved growing your own fruits/veggies...and having pets that give you eggs? :) :) :) I'm in an apartment, but I happily call myself an apartment homesteader or apartment farmgirl of the heart ;) :) If my budget will allow, I'm going to try growing some rhubarb or zucchini this spring ;) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Donna said...

I think it's great! More power to you!!!

sawn61 said...

Most small towns have so many rules and regulations about what you can and cannot have on your property,you are very fortunate to be able to raise all that you do.I could not live where things are regulated as tight as some communities are. I need space to grow and raise the things I want and need to live my life the way I choose to.

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Maria said...

Hi Cindy!
I love following your garden and chicken ventures...
Chris and I really want to raise chickens. We've been saying it for years, but one of these days... I think we'll just do it!
*thanks for encouraging all of us out here*
wishing you a wonderful week*

Renata said...

I love your gardens - they look beautiful there! I've read about this on another blog -I would have thought the term urban homesteader was quite generic - & I'm sure if the big corporations wanted to use it, they would get around these people anyway. Maybe we should change it to "backyard homesteading" or something like that... well until someone has an issue with that!
Have a wonderful day

Regan Family Farm said...

Lovely, Cyndi! You do an amazing job out there! Do take care in these horrid temps~
Love and hugs to you

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I am a homesteader too!
May God bless your sweet little farm!

BFM said...

The pictures of your garden are beautiful! I think it would be so fun to grow my own veggies and fruits! My grandpa used to have a chicken pen and I have fond memories of going down to feed the chickens. :)