April 25, 2008 - 10:54 AM
Here is an interesting article and video in the
about people in urban areas turning their
front yards and those of their neighbors into
mini-farms. Just dig up the grass, get out the
tiller, purchase a tiny combine and get to
I guess that's kind of what I did to my front yard, but
I don't live in a zoned neighborhood with neighbors
fifteen inches from me. Not a bad idea though. Most
yards are a waste of space and resources. Might as well
get something useful out of them.
Rather than just tilling up the whole yard, it would be
more aesthetically pleasing and more acceptable to the
Joneses to leave some of the familiar landscaping in
place and insert edible plants here and there. Instead
of bushes alongside your house you could have a row of
mustard or basil. Instead of a walkway lined with
monkeygrass, grow small hot peppers, etc.
April 12, 2008 - 09:25 PM
In case you hadn't noticed already, our cabins went live on the
last week. You will now find a
description of the cabins, inside and outside
pictures, area attractions and driving directions
from Dallas, Shreveport, Austin, and Houston.
We've already had several guests. The responses so far
have been great! We look forward to seeing many more of
you, particularly during berry season!
Putting the cabins in was only the first step. In our
spare time we'll be working on landscaping, installing
walkways, and a new dock.
If you haven't signed up on our mailing list
then you just missed our spring newsletter. You
should sign up now because we'll be sending out
information soon about Chef Eva's cooking classes.
Thank you for all of your support. We're glad to have
this new opportunity to share our farm with you.
April 12, 2008 - 09:14 PM