The Chicks Have Arrived and Chicken Coop Construction Begins

I mentioned in our 2012 Homestead GoalsĀ that we were planning to get chickens this year. About 4 weeks ago we picked up 2 Barred Rocks and 3 Rhode Island Reds from Jason at Shoreline Farm Supply – who graciously gave them to us for free since he had extra from a customer who decided they [...]

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2012 Homestead Goals & 2011 Year in Review

Photo: Front yard is coming together as the retaining wall takes shape, and most of the yard is sheet-mulched. The bushes are on their way out and so is the chain-link fence, in order to make way for the garden wall. The new year is here and we’re approaching one year of living here at [...]

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Seattle Homestead Goals for Year 1

We have a huge list of things we’d like to accomplish here at the homestead, but to keep things in perspective I’m creating a list of project goals for 2011. Take Care of Zone Zero – I’m going to have more information on the permaculture concept of zones soon, but for now a quick link [...]

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