Category Archives: Urban Farming

One Year on the Farm

It’s been one year since we moved to the “farm” and we’ve made a ton of progress on our journey of becoming more self-sufficient.  Here is a recap of all that we have accomplished in the last 12 months. – We started with 3 hens but slowly added a few more here and there.  We now have… Read More »

Why We Moved

After 12 wonderful years in our Southridge Lakes neighborhood home, we moved.  We purchased a slightly smaller, much older, fixer-upper on roughly 2 acres in Southlake.   A good number of people were perplexed by our decision so I thought it’d be good time to explain. Different Lifestyle – While we loved our suburban life,… Read More »

Confession: I Grow Vegetables in Fish Poo

Warning – if you have dinner at our house you might be eating vegetables grown in… fish poo. I’ve taken a page from the ancient Aztecs and started growing my organic vegetables from the fish waste which provides nutrients for the plants. Today it is called Aquaponics – the integration of aquaculture (farm raised fish)… Read More »

Aquaponics – My New Hobby

It is no secret that I’ve been enjoying organic gardening the last couple of years.  We’ve successfully grown tomatoes, carrots, onions, zucchini squash, peppers, broccoli and spinach. We’ve had limited success with berries and sweet potatoes but still working on those. We are big proponents of the urban farming, local, organic food movement and we… Read More »