ALL RIGHT, SO we’ve got cows, get our eggs from our neighbor and fish from the river about once a week. We’re trying to get even more sustainable, and are planning next year to finish our rainwater collection and solar panels.
We grow, can, preserve and freeze as much food as we can (I’m STILL peeling peaches)–and then I come across this . . .
With more options for raising chickens, growing edibles and keeping bees than ever, suburban and city folk are rediscovering a lost art
No longer relegated to a farm way out in the boonies, modern homesteaders are just as likely to be found tapping away at a laptop with Wi-Fi in the nearest coffeehouse as they are to be collecting eggs from the backyard coop. Springing from the DIY and handmade movements, people everywhere from city apartments to grassy lots in the suburbs are finding ways to be more self-sufficient, without giving up all the modern conveniences many of us have come to rely on.
Whether you are itching to grow vegetables on your fire escape or are considering bringing a few chicks home to roost in your backyard, here are some ideas to bring a bit of the farm home without all the hassle.