Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Homestead Buzz

If you're anything like us, you're a day late and a dollar short when it comes to keeping up with the Jones'. Not that the Jones' are doing much city homesteading these days.

Or are they....

Though we've not found any hard evidence that suggests an upswing in the citified countryside style of living, there does seem to be at least a modest interest in self sustainability. We guess that can be attributed to the lousy economy.

Sure would be nice to see more crazy people like us around.

Hope all is well!


learning table said...

Funny picture!!

We just planted a raised bed vegetable garden yesterday and are hoping to cut the grocery bills this summer with all of our bounty! We are new "farmers" though, so it is going to be an experiment!

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog:)

Cynthia said...

You guys have sure inspired us to think about sustainability. I ate two of my jalepeno peppers this week! So exciting!

Gary said...

"Crazy is, as crazy does." I can't remember who said that. Maybe it was me. Anyway, crazy is in the eye of the beholder. We need more crazy homesteading people like our blog cast crew. As for Cynthia ... two jalepenos in one week. Ouch!

The Cast said...

Learning - Good luck on the experiment! What did you plant?

Cynthia - Jalepeno for President!

Mr. Gump I presume - Do you or do you not think life is like a box of chocolates?

Hope all is well!

learning table said...

We planted some herbs: sweet basil, cinnamon basil, parsley, cilantro, and oregano. We also planted tomatoes, zuccini, cucumbers, eggplant, red bell peppers, and cantaloupe. I am planning to add onions and one jalapeno plant so I can make both spaghetti sauce and salsa.

The Cast said...

Sounds great!

bob said...

I bet there will be a lot more interest in gardening, at least, each time gasoline goes up another 25 cents a gallon - because that will have a multiplying affect on the price of all that grocery store food shipped to us across country (or sometimes across continents).

Plus if you grow your own tomatoes you don't have to worry about salmonella poisoning, like in store-bought "grape" tomatoes being pulled from stores coast-to-coast.