10 things you won’t do after becoming an urban homesteader

Urban homesteading opened us up to new people, and a new (more simple) way of life. Instead of focusing on all of the things we do as urban homesteaders, let's take a look at the things we won't be doing anymore now that we've claimed this title.

Once you’ve been bitten by the urban homesteading bug, there’s no cure. For real. When John and I started our teeny, tiny little garden and first documented it on The Sustainable Couple, we had no idea what we were doing. Fast forward 5 years and we’ve gotten ourselves together. We also have backyard chickens, 6… 

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Edible Shrubs you can easily add to your landscape

Fill your yard with shrubs that are both beautiful and functional! Here's a list of my favorite options

Thanks to Monrovia for sponsoring today’s discussion! I can’t take it anymore, I’m about to burst. I’ve already gotten word that in some parts of the country people are experiencing this phenomenal called “warm weather”. Meanwhile I sit here looking out of my window at a snow storm. All this conversation about the weather, it’s not just… 

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The perfect vegetable patch for the summer

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Get started on yours now There is much to be said for walking out of your door into the garden and around to the veggie patch to pick wholesome, fresh and organic ingredients for the dinner table. Not to mention the great experiences and life lessons that come with spending time ‘working the good earth’… 

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DIY succulent window garden

A cutie DIY that's so easy: a winter windowsill garden with succulents planted in mason jars!

Since deciding to take on the full time responsibility of homeschooling Colette, things have been a bit different around our house. More so than usual we are incorporating the things that we do every day, as parents, into lessons that I can provide for the kids. With freezing temperatures outside not-so-gently reminding us that winter is… 

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Starting an Edible Kitchen Garden

Starting an Edible Kitchen Garden

It’s taco night! But as you’re gathering your fresh ingredients from the refrigerator, you find yourself frantically rummaging through the drawers for a tomato, only to come up empty. You can’t believe you forgot to buy tomatoes the last time you were at the grocery store. Tacos without tomatoes? Your family won’t stand for it…. 

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