Friday, September 7, 2012

Coming soon.....

worm compost
Happily, this year we will participate in The Denver Botanic Gardens Homesteading Tour. 

Last year we were on the Denver Botanic Gardens tour of the chicken coops and we loved loved it.  It was wonderful sharing ideas with like-minded folks.  We met many people who already had gardens, some had chickens or goats, and some who were interested in starting the process and wanted to get some ideas.  Since this whole homesteading movement is so dear to my heart, and I love spreading the word about how gratifying it can be, this is the perfect venue!
Homesteading is so much more than just having a garden.  To me, it's about trying to become more sustainable and more self-sufficient, and about connecting to our seasons, to our land and to our ancestors.  
Its about growing food, and then preparing or canning, drying or storing that food.  Its about composting, or seed saving, raising animals for food or fiber.  It's about handmade.
There is still time to apply if you want to share your way of homesteading.


  1. Hi Diane! I posted my photos of your homestead on my blog today (sorry for the big delay!).
    Thanks again for opening your home to everyone!

    1. Hi, just now checking my my blog and saw this. I too was trying to take a computer break. I love your blog and am going to get off facebook. Thanks for the motivation. Loved you pictures of the desert too. We lived in Tucson for 13 years. Love to visit, too hot to live though