Over the last year we have:
|Started a worm composting bin using materials from a reuse store for just dollars (we use the juice that comes out as a fertilizer for our garden)|
|Built a pulley clothes line and use it for drying our clothes the old fashioned way|
|Busted out cement in our yard and used the urbanite, and other free found materials to build raised beds|
|started a large compost bin using a second hand frame we got free from someone on freecycle|
|Got 3 hens and built them a nice home under our deck|
|Got our first egg TODAY!|
|Berry patch just starting to grow: raspberries, boysenberries, and strawberries.|
|We've learned about taking cuttings, seed collecting & starting, and other ways to make us less reliant on purchasing plastic tub starts every year for our garden.|
|Planted 3 fruit trees (with more waiting to be planted) which we got incredibly cheap root stocks and grafted on fruit variety's that grow well in our area. The grafts we got for free at a scion exchange.|
|Started planting vegetables in our front yard. Here are artichokes, kale, and salad greens.|
Dan also built a top-bar beehive using recycled wood found on the side of the road. We hope to collect a swarm this spring. I'll get a picture of that up later when we find a place to put in in our yard.
There is so much more I could talk about but I'll save that for other posts. Stick around!
I encourage everyone to do a bit of urban homesteading in their city dwellings as well. Even if it just means a few potted tomato plants in the summer. A little something here and a little something there start to add up and make a difference. I'm proud to be a part of this Urban Homesteading movement!