We want to first thank you for taking the time to learn about us and what we are trying to accomplish here in our little urban homestead. Here is just a little about us.
We are a small family who have decided to step out on a major life change. We went from not caring about our food to a family that works hard to grow their own food. We decided to change after realizing supermarket food was not as it seemed. We began researching gardening and all of the methods of growing our own food. We then started planning our first vegetable garden because we wanted to know exactly what went into the growing of our foods as well as where they came from.
The first couple of years were challenging but we managed to have a good harvest. In year three we moved from our fertile ground into a new town; a suburb as I like to call it of Dallas. The area around our new town is not exactly known for farming due to the hard, compact soil with little to know appeal for gardening but there are people who manage. We moved from an acre to about a quarter of an acre lot. It proved to be difficult to plan everything that needed to happen in order to prepare the ground for planting. This time around we opted for a series of raised beds in order to up our chances of having success.
Go big or go home
We chose to go big for our first year at our new place and built nine raised beds ranging in size from 2'x8' and 3'x8' and it paid off in an amazing harvest in our first full year at the new place. Even though we have had successes and failures we are pressing on with the adventure that we started several years ago with our dream of becoming more self-sufficient and being able to provide ourselves with enough fresh produce from our garden to eat for the entire year.
We are going to press on in our attempt to become more self sufficient while teaching our friends and family how to grow their own food. Each new day brings a new challenge and a new beauty to our lives, won't you join us for this journey?