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Category Archives: Urban Farm

Return of Fairytale Fridays and Sauerkraut Classes

18-Jul-13

This summer we have restarted the salon-style events here at Fairytale Farm – Fairytale Fridays. We’re also offering an array of classes every Saturday morning. Every Friday we’re holding a community-space event, free to attend. We’re drawing in musicians to play for us, giving garden tours peppered with urban farm wisdom, something artsy/craftsy and fun […]

New wok stove for outdoor-kitchen-to-be

30-Mar-11

@IndiaJoze just dropped by a used full-kitchen wok stove, with two main burners and a stock burner in the back. We have some ideas to simply mount wheels and use propane burners until we can build out the outdoor kitchen. What to use this for? All part of our urban farm, Fairy-Tale Farm, for demonstrations, […]

Man fix dryer, ugh

13-Feb-10

When something breaks at my house, everyone turns to look at me. Not to accuse me of breaking it, although often enough … but in expectation that I’ll fix it.  Computer to clothes dryer, apparently, I have the tools and skills. Of course, I really don’t.  What I have in the family is the most […]

Urban farm fall slide

30-Oct-09

Yeah, we’re a bit busy around here and all of my writing juice has been dry of late.  Part of this has been doing a serious effort with homeschooling for the girls this year.  They did a sample of regular day school at the start of September, decided with us that the family is happier […]

Chickens + feed = eggs

22-Sep-08

Just an anniversary note, we found the first eggs from our chickens on Sunday 21 September. Just in time to celebrate the equinox.  They are right on (one of the) schedules. So far, it is the Aruacanas who are laying the most, with multiple large, green shelled eggs. When everyone slows down from feasting on […]

Miniature dinosaurs in my garden

13-Jun-08

Working today on solving a long-standing SSL problem with amqp.org, here in the garden is where I came to escape the Harry Potter + Lego fest in the living room. Five of the buff orpington hens are on their first outing ranging around our garden. This side of the property is a bit weedier than […]

Wiki gardening in the garden

26-May-08

Today is a holiday in the US (Memorial Day), and I’m spending part of mine working on the Fedora Project wiki migration. To be honest, I’m not a big BBQ party type of person, and living in a beach community that is the target of tourism, sometimes it is nicest to enjoy a holiday from […]

Girls love chicks

01-May-08

My daughters have been mainly happy with the chicks, and not happy with the new chores, but we had a minor epiphany last weekend. Around a dozen girls were here, ages 2 to 11, for Saskia’s 7th birthday party.  All of them are currently or were in the same homeschooling program. Somewhere in there the […]

Chicks and chicks – the livestock report

19-Apr-08

As per my earlier Twitter: We found the last place w baby chicks of and 4 girls are on the go. Mo Blog Later. … which was written on the go, while I was on a last house errand after we strapped my two-year-old neighbor in the back with my six-year-old and her eight-year-old friend.  […]

Random acts of self-sustainability

30-Mar-08

Without meaning to, I’ve made this blog mostly devoid of thoughts and happenings here on our happy urban farm. Time to stop that. Last September we closed a deal to be tenants-in-common on the property next door, with the part under our control approximately 2350 square feet/218 square meters of raw backyard to garden. Since […]