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…

Restoring our Micro Forest

I hope these are before pictures of something amazing! I tried to take pictures that showed the scope of how awesome but yet expansive, especially for an urban environment.  Lakeshore Hill Farm sits on  1/3rd of an acre and nearly all of it is covered with invasive species.  This will be our third growing season….

Elderberries & Goat’s Beard

Yay! We got more native woodland plants. Fall is the time to buy perennials.  The sales at Christy Webber Farm and Garden were 25-75% off.  Overall I’ve had a very difficult time finding nurseries in the area that carry native woodland species let alone at affordable prices.  My new plants may not look like much…

Creating a Native Woodland

I’m pumped.  I made my first seed order yesterday.  These seeds need to be planted in the fall so they germinate and come up in the Spring.  I came across this fabulous online store Prairie Moon Nursery.  They strictly focus on native, non-cultivated species.  Also, they actually have woodland species, which is AMAZE-BALLS. Here are…