Monthly Archives: April 2014

Why A Farm?

Now I know some of you out there are thinking – why is this blog entitled Erin’s backyard farm? Why not just Erin’s back yard.   Well I will tell you why.   It is because of how we think of things … Continue reading

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Nimbus is ill

Much has been happening since I last wrote. My chicken Nimbus is very sick. She has a prolapsed cloaca. A chicken’s cloaca is what she lays eggs out of, as well as what she poops and pees out of. Nimbus … Continue reading

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Homemade Clothing

I did it! I made my daughter a dress using a pattern. Here are some pictures: Here is the pattern I used plus the fabric. It was a very simple pattern that I simplified even further. Cutting out the pattern: … Continue reading

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Delicious Homemade Cupcakes

Here are some beautiful homemade cupcakes I baked up to celebrate my stepdaughter’s friend’s birthday- Chocolate swirled with homemade strawberry jam and topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting and fresh raspberries.

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Spring Celebration Preparation

Our family spring celebration is one week away. Although I have been preparing, bit by bit, on my own, the bulk of the crafting is still to come. Yesterday my step daughter and I modge podged some paper mâché eggs. … Continue reading

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A Peek Inside My Pantry

Early Spring is described as ‘The Hungry Gap,’ and while this usually refers to the garden, I think it applies to the pantry as well. This is the time of year when the winter’s stores are running low. Out in … Continue reading

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Walk In Greenhouse Is Up!

Hooray! Last night I spent a bunch of time transplanting more of the kale and flowers. Those will all go in the walk in greenhouse. Next step is to plant more more more seeds. Tis the time. The kale I … Continue reading

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Transplanting Tiny Seedlings

Remember those seeds I started this winter? They have grown into small yet fairly hardy little seedlings. The other day I plunked out quite a few of them and transplanted them into their own cells. I have a tendency to … Continue reading

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Make Hay While The Sun Shines, or whatever

Today I made use of a very important life lesson. For the past week or so I have been feeling the weight of taking care of my daughter so much. By six o’clock every night, I’m wishing it was her … Continue reading

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Field Trip to Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply

Today we took a field trip. River and I went to my favorite urban farm store, Naomi’s Organic Farm Supply. I love their vibe, their cute homemade signs, and I love the fact that it’s owned and run by a … Continue reading

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