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post #21 of 346
we did the chicken coop tour "tour de coops" sponsored by Wasatch Community Gardens and saw lots of urban homesteading complete with goats!

I want to do this, but my time is limited lately... I have a small house on a large lot with a little "orchard" in the back. We'll do the chicken thing soon.

My neighbors have a 1/4 acre with a victorian house on it and are doing amazing things!

It's fun to be in touch with y'all!
post #22 of 346
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Thanks Delfuego!!!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Busy moving and getting ready for starting my playschool for the coming school year.

So I ran into another UUH (Utah Urban Homesteader) and she said she would be willing to give a little demonstration on canning at one of our little get
togethers!!!

What do you ladies think?! Shall we meet and organize a UUH Social for September? It is almost canning time!!!
post #23 of 346
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Welcome Emma-
Wish I would have known about the tour. It sounds like it would have been fun. My little one definitely would have loved it!
post #24 of 346
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Thanks Delfuego!!!

Sorry I haven't posted for a while. Busy moving and getting ready for starting my playschool for the coming school year.

So I ran into another UUH (Utah Urban Homesteader) and she said she would be willing to give a little demonstration on canning at one of our little get
togethers!!!

What do you ladies think?! Shall we meet and organize a UUH Social for September? It is almost canning time!!!

I would love to!

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Welcome Emma-
Wish I would have known about the tour. It sounds like it would have been fun. My little one definitely would have loved it!
Me too!
post #25 of 346
Hi everybody, we found a place near liberty park and the landlady said we could have hens! I am really excited to move up there. There are already garden boxes but I doubt I will have anything to can but I would love to come to the canning demo to watch. My kids are so cute;4yrold ds said"can that be my chore,finding the eggs?" My dd (7) is on a little house Laura Ingalls binge. We just finished the whole series! I grew up in LA in an apt. so I am very new to all of this but very enthusiastic!
post #26 of 346
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After school starts and we all get settled into our new rhythm, I would love to get together to plan.

How does after Labor Day weekend sound? We could meet at a library/park/coffee house/tea house/other.

I am excited to meet other hip urbaners like yourselves.
post #27 of 346
I don't know if we are what you consider "urban homesteaders" but we are trying to "live off the fat of the land" as I put it. I talk about what we are doing on our blog (link in my signature).
post #28 of 346
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Welcome Sexysisam-
I would definitely say that you are an urban homesteader!!! I would love to see pics of all your dwarf fruit trees and hear how they are doing. My DH is way into small fruits. I will have to tell him about your trees!
post #29 of 346
Hello fellow Utah homesteaders! We have a little 3 acre homestead in the middle of American Fork so we're more of suburban homesteaders than urban . We have chickens, a garden and a little orchard. We plan on adding other animals soon. We recently dug up a big patch of front lawn for more garden space. You can check out my blog:
www.sinnedee.wordpress.com
post #30 of 346
I can't wait to meet all of you!

Kissykoko: I live by Liberty Park too, we'll be neighbors! When are you moving in?

Getting together after Labor Day would be great. Here's an idea... we could take turns hosting the group at our own houses (maybe even like tupperware party style or less formal) and that way we could all see what each of us is doing. What do you think?
post #31 of 346
Sexysism - I love that Victory Garden poster! Did you know Eleanor Roosevelt planted a Victory Garden in front of the White House? Eleanor is a favorite of mine... in case you couldn't tell by the sig .

Springbabes - Wow! What a home! Looks like you are one busy woman!!! Is that a cinnamon stick in your pickles?
post #32 of 346
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Springbabes - Wow! What a home! Looks like you are one busy woman!!! Is that a cinnamon stick in your pickles?
No, it's a purple bush bean! I seem to only be able to harvest 4 or 5 beans at a time so I just shoved a few in with the pickles.
post #33 of 346
That's a good idea. (I thought cinnamon would be a little odd... but I'm up for almost anything new!)

I just pickled a batch of cucumbers and green beans... it was perfect doing them at the same time because I could use the same pickling juice for both. I just added some red peppers to the green beans after because I like them extra spicy!
post #34 of 346
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Welcome Springbabes!!! I hope the water situation works out for you guys.

My playschool kids and I just made the best peach pie!! All from scratch. I only had to start over once on the crust dough but hey for a new baker that ain't bad! It was so much fun!

Speaking of baking... I was wondering if any of you ladies have experience with adding different ingredients to your bread i.e..blue cheese, nuts, herbs etc. I am starting to make some pretty decent loaves from my mom's recipe and would like to add some variety but am not sure how to go about it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Delfuego-I like your idea about meeting at each other's houses. Would anyone like to volunteer to be the first host?!
post #35 of 346
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Sexysism - I love that Victory Garden poster! Did you know Eleanor Roosevelt planted a Victory Garden in front of the White House? Eleanor is a favorite of mine... in case you couldn't tell by the sig .
Thanks, I actually got it off of the Path to Freedom website (I think).

Purplepetal, I posted pictures of my trees on my blog today.

I also just ordered my first set of heirloom seeds from Baker Creek. Does anyone else do heirloom? Maybe we could also do a seed exchange.
post #36 of 346
I can't because I'm in the middle of a remodel, but count me in for future dates!
post #37 of 346
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Delfuego-I like your idea about meeting at each other's houses. Would anyone like to volunteer to be the first host?!
Uhmmm... I guess since I suggested it... I would love to host the group in my home. It's tiny, but we can all get cozy! Oh, also I have a fairly big yard so we could set up some water toys for the kids and let them get crazy!

Purplepetal - Since you are the group originator, do you want to schedule something? Weekday mornings are out for me, I also can't do the afternoon of the 4th or the evening of the 5th. Every other time looks open.
post #38 of 346
Thread Starter 
Thank you Delfuego for offering to be the first host!!! I can host the next get together!

Weekday mornings till 1pm are always out for me. Weekends are generally the best time for me. But I could do Wednesday, September 3rd at 1pm till 4pm or anywhere in that time frame.

It will be so nice to meet you ladies. I am anxious to learn more about preserving the food that we have grown. Grew up on home canned food but was more interested with playing outside at the time. Dang!!! Who knew.
post #39 of 346
The 3rd from 1-4pm works for me. Does that time work for everyone else?

Should I prepare some kind of demonstration or just show y'all what I've been up to?
post #40 of 346
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Works for me!!!!
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