gather and grow

Homegrown, hand-spun living in the city

We said goodbye to our chickens today. It was the first step in the process of packing up this city homestead of ours in preparation for our move… and maybe the hardest one (for me). “Real” farmers may laugh at my sentimentality, but there’s no denying it: these birds have been much more than simply …

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As my friends and family know, I have a soft spot for goats. It’s an instinctive thing. Just as I fell in love with spinning wool as soon as I watched someone do it, and knew immediately that I wanted it to be a part of my life somehow, similarly with goats there has always …

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Our ladies have been taking a winter break from laying eggs. But in the last few days, we’ve heard suspiciously familiar sounds from the direction of the chicken coop, as though they were starting to remember the whole egg-laying business again, and to rehearse the unmistakable proud yodle with which they greet every new egg. …

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