Tagged: urban homesteading

This Morning… 2

This Morning…

This morning we soaked up the last of the warm sun before a huge cold front moved through. Now it’s blustery and the low is 30 degrees.  The entire 10 day forecast is cold and wet and blustery.  How depressing. But this morning, it was nice and warm. There were dark rain clouds filling the horizon with warm yellow sun filtering through and highlighting the bright green grass.  Rosie was afraid to step in the wet grass with her bare feet. ...

Seeds. 3

Seeds.

I just ordered the bulk of my garden seeds for this year.  How exciting!  Soon it’s going to be time to start some of them indoors.  (I always order my seeds from Diane’s Seeds.  Non-hybrid, non GMO, mostly heirloom seeds for super cheap prices, and she sometimes throws in extras for free!  I have gotten a beautiful garden from her seeds with more produce than we could eat.) Spring is really coming!!  Birds are chirping outside during the day, though it spit snow today. ...

Chicken pot pie…oh, bliss! 0

Chicken pot pie…oh, bliss!

20/365 We’re having a snow storm outside.  We’ve gotten 3 or 4 inches in the past three hours.  That’s a lot for Kentucky. Since it’s snowy and blustery out, we needed something warming for supper.  I decided to try to make chicken pot pie from scratch, partly because I’ve been wanting to try it and partly because we have all of the ingredients handy.  I’m not about to drag the girls out in the snow to go buy groceries! I’ve been...

Epic Nom and Flying Pekins. 0

Epic Nom and Flying Pekins.

I made some kind of unholy goodness for supper tonight. Pork chops covered in cream sauce with veggies. Even Tyler ate it, which is saying something.  I didn’t use a recipe, I just mixed together some stuff we had.  I took about two tablespoons of butter, plus a tiny bit extra, and melted it in my cast iron pot until it was bubbling.  Then I threw in chopped carrots, celery, and onion.  (You could also add garlic, but Tyler doesn’t like it.)  I simmered the vegetables until...

Fight Back Friday: My Backyard Chickens. 0

Fight Back Friday: My Backyard Chickens.

I get questions from people all the time about keeping chickens in my back yard. My favorite statement comes from my in-laws. “Our eggs come from Kroger’s. Why would we want to waste time and money by growing a garden and taking care of chickens when we could get eggs for $1 a dozen from the grocery?” The answer to that question can be long and in depth, but for simplicities sake I’ll just say I enjoy gardening and tending to...