Well, let’s just say suburban homesteading in the winter is…well, it isn’t, actually. Doesn’t seem like there’s much to do during the winter if you’re not living off the grid, or raising animals, or building chicken coops, or whatever real homesteaders do in the winter *wink*wink*. Actually that’s not entirely true. Because we live in a subdivision with regulations, we talked about finding a barn or some land to lease. I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was to find a barn to rent! Right outside our subdivision! I could walk there! It was a match made in heaven!
Boy did my bubble burst when I learned how much they wanted a month for that thing! OOF! I can’t tell you how much I’d like to have a chicken or two. But I guess we’ll have to let that dream go for another year.
Then I started hunting for public garden space. Again, because we live in a subdivision, and since we had a decent yield from last year’s garden and we’d like to plant more this year, and because we’d like our kids to have some yard to play in, we thought we’d look into finding a community garden in which to plant (was that one huge run-on sentence?). I found a nice plot near our town center.
But, again, I was disappointed to find out it was not an option for us, this time just because all the plots were already reserved. Sigh…
So what’s a suburban homesteader to do? Make. It. Work.
That’s right, folks, we’re just going to get creative! It’s a suburban homesteader’s mantra. Our distinctive. Our…I dunno. It’s just what we do.
It all starts tomorrow.
Hubs doesn’t know it yet, but he’s got a date with the tiller. Bright and early on what promises to be a fabulous Saturday morning!
Wakey, wakey…hibernation is OVER and WE’RE BACK!