A Suburban Farm of 6th Happiness.

Celebrating our first house with a first post at a new blog!

by Alan - February 13th, 2011.
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Welcome to my new blog!  I’ve been writing for over a decade about fancy rats (http://rodentfancy.com) and a couple years ago started collecting public domain clip art in a blog, just for fun (http://fithfath.com/images).  I’ve also been writing fiction (and fanfiction).  Now, it is time for a new blog, on a new topic:  suburban farming.

We have finally been able to purchase our own property, and can move beyond a couple pet house-chickens and container gardening or gardening in hidden away, tiny plots (frustrating as it was, I was successful and always had extra to share). I’ve decided to make an official blog for what is probably best described as farming, albeit on a small scale and in the suburbs.   Soon, it will be hard to find a blade of lawn grass in the  1/3rd acre backyard – corn, tomatoes, courgettes, and melons though will all be found, as well as open areas to be mowed down by a couple of babydoll sheep.   The 2 car garage is being converted into a stable for the baby-doll sheep, chickens, and a few turkeys.  This itty-bitty farm in the middle of suburbia is guarded by the immense Mikołaj, a Polish Tatra sheepdog.  Although he is still a puppy, he is a BIG puppy, who is expected to be between 120-150 lbs as an adult!

In part this blog is just for my own record keeping.  But another part of it is to connect with other people- those with experience that I can learn from, and those that are new to (sub)urban farming that I might inspire and teach in as much as I am able to.

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6 Responses to Celebrating our first house with a first post at a new blog!

  1. I just moved from the city as well. I’ve lived in the city all my life and have always wanted to raise chickens and goats, tend a yard and have an apple orchard and a bee farm.

    Well, this new home is the place where this dream may just come true.

    I don’t know how to start a blog but I’ll learn as quickly as I can and keep watching yours. I think we’ll have a lot in common.

  2. Welcome Loretta.
    What area did you move it, if you don’t mind sharing?
    i hope you have the little farm you’ve dreamed of.
    Good luck,
    Al

  3. I think we may be neighbors….are you interested in mentoring a newbie who has been unsuccessful in backyard farming?

  4. I do hope you’ll include the neighbor relations angle in this blog. ;o)

  5. lol, that depends, will they see me in a favourabke light, or as the scourge of Wheaton? 😛

  6. Paula, sure, in as much as I am able to. And if that fails, I’ll probably set up a private little produce stand in the back 😉

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