My hubby brought me home a surprise today from Barnes and Nobles. A book about Backyard Homesteading. Doesn't it sound wonderful? How to yield the most out of your own personal space. These pages are filled with tips, hints, container growing,patio growing,shade growing and more. It also includes tips on bee-keeping, livestock, egg production and herbs... You know how much I love my herbs. I grew them abundantly back in NY. They filled my front porch and spilled onto my back garden.
Also included are delicious home-made recipes, canning and storing all the harvest you produced. I can't wait!
Tonight Hubby has a man's meeting at a nearby restaurant. I will miss him but look forward to my very few moments of solitude. I will usher the kids quickly up the stairs into their beds, pop some hot chicken wings into the oven and snuggle in the couch to read the book from cover to cover. I am so excited. I also made Jason a list... of seeds he MUST buy TONIGHT!!! Of coarse I most likely will buy my veggies as small plants, I still want a good stock of seeds in my home... as any good Farmgirl would have!
I will keep you posted on the progress of our new homestead. I know for sure livestock is forbidden in our neighborhood, but I don't recall them saying anything about bees....... =)