One of the things we were most excited about when starting to plan out our urban farm adventure was the possibility of raising chickens and having fresh eggs to eat. In February, we built a chicken coop, anticipating getting our chickens in early spring. We're obviously a bit beyond that now, but we're excited to … Continue reading Baby Chicks on the Way
Things at the Hiding Place are moving along, but we did encounter an unexpected snafu: Compost! We purchased 20 cubic yards of a topsoil/leaf mixture--that's a lot of dirt! Most of it is in our hoop house, some of it is in our flower beds, and some is in our one totally outdoor bed. After … Continue reading Vermi-(Wormy!) Composting
Even as we're finishing up preparing the last of our raised beds, most of the beds in the hoop house have plenty going on. In addition to lettuces, spinach, kale, collard greens, swiss chard in one bed, we're also starting to see our cucumber and bean seeds sprout. Typically tomatoes are not … Continue reading Planting season is underway!
There are probably few things as exciting as a giant pile of dirt being dumped in your yard. And I mean giant. About a month ago, we had 20 yards of compost/topsoil mix dumped in the middle of our back yard. Now, while we had been excited to get this garden/farm project underway, watching literally tons … Continue reading Dirt for Sale!
We kicked off our urban farm adventure today with our first work day, and more importantly, consecration of our space and vision. Over 20 people came through, including 4 children, neighbors, church community, and just dear friends to help us get a whole lot of work done. To dedicate the garden, we used the prayer … Continue reading Hiding Place Dedication
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