Category Archives: Urban Homestead

I Wanna Go To Farm Camp!

How cool is it that such a thing as “farm camp” exists? No endless weeks of daycare, uniforms and kumbaya for the modern set. Now young’uns can learn about farm animals, growing food, and all sorts of things that were, … Continue reading

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Cuckoo Marans Chickens

We get a lot of blog hits from people searching for information about Cuckoo Marans chickens, an older breed that is newly popular. There isn’t a lot of information about Cuckoo Marans out there, so I though I would add … Continue reading

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Artisan Bread Baking Workshop this Saturday, 10/22

This Saturday at 10am we’re having our annual Artisan Bread Baking workshop here at Sunstone. For those of you who have tasted my bread and have been clamoring to learn how to make it, here’s your opportunity! Don’t know your … Continue reading

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First Pizzas From Our Cob Oven

We still need to put the finish coat on our cob oven, but we decided to fire it up on this beautiful day and make a couple of pizzas for lunch. To see how we built this oven, read our … Continue reading

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Creating an Urban Homestead Workshop, Sunday, April 3

Workshop alert! This Sunday, April 3, join us for a fun morning learning how to create an abundance of food, medicine and wildlife habitat using Permaculture design principles. We’ll cover design and layout, plant selection, soil health, water, bees, and … Continue reading

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Building an Earthen (Cob) Oven

As resident bread baker, I’ve wanted to build a cob oven for years. I finally got started in early 2010. Then I got a bad concussion that injured my neck, and I had to put the project on hold for … Continue reading

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With a Little Help from My Friends

I have many skills. Carpentry is not one of them. This is why I am thankful for friends with skills. Namely, I’m thankful for Aaron May who spent a lot of time at our place in 2010 making it more … Continue reading

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