Bio Diversity at Home

They say bio diversity is important particularly with native plants. Well consider it done! Just kidding. we’re not done, but we’re pretty proud of how far we’ve come. Here’s a list of plants that we’ve added to our landscape over the past two years! Ferns: Maidenhair fern – Adiantum pedatum Lady fern – Athyriumfilix-femina Christmas…

The Day our Hearts Broke

Yesterday I witnessed ComEd recklessly chopping my beautiful trees in half and carelessly trimming others. Junie B. and I ran out to stop them. Of course they should clear the lines, but this was far and beyond the call of duty. STOP!!!! I screamed. They didn’t care. They didn’t care they were harming to the…

Encouragement through Elderberries

Getting rid of the goats was a necessary albeit discouraging change for us on our little urban farm. I mean are you even a farm without goats? Chickens are basically a backyard pet. Yesterday the girls and I were able to pick our elderberries for the first time. We realized we were harvesting a little…

Owning Dairy Goats Changed Me

“Did you grow up on a farm?” is a question I hear often when people are desperately trying to develop a schema of someone who would have an urban farm. I actually find the question really annoying. “Of course not!”, I want to shout. One of my earlier posts was I Hate Animals. I don’t…

Delight in a Puddle

There was never a puddlea puddle she would not splashWith glee, delightNo matter my admonishments.Does she hear them?Does she hear my complaints?about her clean dress her nice shoes my washed floors For how could that matter?How can that carrycarry the weight that is lifted when the droplets glisten in the air?As they fall around her…