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Snow-maggedon continues…is that the Abominable Snowman?

Hey everyone, well we got another dumping of snow last night (around 3 inches) and we think we even saw the Abominable Snowman looking around wondering what was happening that we’re getting this kind of weather in February. 🙂

With that it’s another work from home day, glad I have a computer software job that allows this kind of telecommuting. I got up early this morning and took some photos of the backyard to share with all of you:  Continue reading

Garden harvest, indoor grow tent updates, and hitting 100 videos on our Youtube channel

Hey Hey! It’s Paula and Brian back again for the weekly update of our little urban homestead. Paula has been harvesting Blueberries and Blackberries from the backyard quite a few times this week and with the tomatoes coming into full production she’s been a busy little trooper (I’ve been helping where I can after getting home from work 🙂 ). Also of note: our Youtube channel has crossed over the 100 video threshold…yay! At this rate we should be able to get at least 300 videos by the end of the year. This is more than just a video series to try and derive some passive income, it’s our way of documenting for our possible future grandchildren (and great grandchildren) a way to get to know us even if we’re not present to help teach them about gardening or homesteading.

So lets get to the details and some photos:

  • Harvesting blueberries and blackberries
  • Harvesting tomatoes, tomatillos, beans and dehydrating tomatoes
  • Updates to indoor grow tents
  • Watching the 100 year solar eclipse

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Storage area cleanup, planning the upcoming garden harvests, and making more Youtube videos around the urban homestead

Hi Everyone, this is going to be a slightly shorter blog update. This weekend Paula and I were busy cleaning up the storage area under our house and getting rid of a bunch of stuff that wasn’t being used anymore. We donated a bunch and recycled the rest.

Besides this we made a bunch of videos around the urban homestead featuring Paula and Sasquatch (me/Brian). As part of these walks around the homestead we started planning this weeks harvest plans…it’s tomato/tomatillo dehydrating time! 🙂

Here’s the list of our new Youtube videos:

  • Video: Tomatoes in a bag update week 13
  • Video: Layered garden beds update
  • Video: Garden box tomato update
  • Video: Peach tree almost ready for harvest
  • Video: Plant propagation bed update moving toward end of summer
  • Video: Grow tent update for large LED tent with tomatoes, basil, and our happy little poinsettia
  • Video: Grow tent update for mid-size LED tent with salad greens
  • Video: LED grow bench our chard and beta salad mix are ready for first harvest
  • Video: Elevated garden box closer to next harvest

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