Farmgirl School

The Good Life On Pumpkin Hollow Farm

Novella Carpenter has captured me.  I am having trouble leaving the book alone long enough to get my work done!  I am busy dreaming up crazy ideas, nodding and crying with her, smiling at her triumphs, comparing them to my own.  “Farm City; The Education of an Urban Farmer” is a great book. It makes …

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We love strolling by community gardens that we happen across in Denver.  I never put too much thought into getting a community garden plot.  Just find one near you and rent it, right?  They are brilliant models to assist with the cultivation of the local food system, and lower the need for therapy. We checked …

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It is amazing what a three year old remembers.  She remembers bottle feeding the sheep last year and everything about our farms.  We have a game as we drive home through the countryside back to our apartment and look at houses and farms and design ours. She is adamant that she will have sheep.  They will be black, …

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It looks like we live in a different state.  We have had rain every day, so unusual for July, and the grasses are green.  No fires, no drought, no hundred degree weather.  It has been glorious.  Other places in the state are dealing with too much water but here in our little oasis of Kiowa …

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I have a few books to recommend that really inspired me.  So grab a big glass of lemonade and a porch swing and enjoy. The first one is “Off On Our Own; Living Off-Grid in Comfortable Independence” by Ted Carns.  He details how he and his wife have lived in an off-grid house and off …

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