suburban homesteading

  • Faith & Grace Farm

    Introducing: Faith & Grace Family Farm

    Dena September 17, 2020

    Hello, sweet friends! So I’ve been promising a big announcement here for awhile and today is the day. You know that we have been expanding our tiny homestead here & I’m so excited to share that today we are launching our new family farm store: Faith & Grace Farm! We are proud to be offering our fresh, homemade artisanal goods, cage-free organic chicken eggs, and local organic honey for sale…

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  • Marina Grace in the Garden

    Dena August 24, 2020

    “The question is not, — how much does the youth know? when he has finished his education — but how much does he care? and about how many orders of things does he care? In fact, how large is the room in which he finds…

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  • Our First Honey Harvest

    Dena August 19, 2020

    Last week we took our first harvest of honey. What an adventure it has been, a lifetime in the making. I’ve shared before that J. and I each came into our relationship with a dream of keeping honeybees one day. It was quite a surprise…

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  • …from the gardens

    Dena July 29, 2020

    Hello, friends. In just a few days, we’ll be flipping the calendar page to August. Oh, 2020, what an unexpected ride you have been. Around here it has been hot. Over 90° (32°C) every day for weeks now, and all of the humidity. It’s times…

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  • summer in our gardens…

    Dena July 13, 2020

    Here we are, friends, it’s the middle of July. Summer is here in all of its glory. I snapped these photographs around our yard on the first of the month. So much has already changed out there. We have so many vegetables on the vines…

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  • Honey Bees + Financial Dreams

    Dena May 20, 2020

    Thank you Lexington Law Firm for sponsoring this post. A high service partner and consumer advocate that will help you fight for the credit you deserve! Hello, friends! I hope that you are safe and well. Spring has truly sprung here in our little corner…

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  • A Comprehensive Guide for Keeping Backyard Chickens

    Dena May 18, 2020

    Hello, friends! Backyard chicken keeping seems to be exploding in popularity lately and I love it. It’s so wonderful to see people connecting to the origins of their food. There are many ways to get connected to our food–from keeping a garden, to sustainable hunting…

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  • Bringin’ Home a Baby Honey Bee…

    Dena April 8, 2020

    Over the weekend, another one of our long-time dreams came true: We got honey bees! J. and I have both been dreaming of having honey bee hives for years and years. A long time ago when we both realized it was something that we wanted,…

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  • The Pandemic & Our Seedlings

    Dena April 7, 2020

    We’ve just started our fourth week in quarantine. We’re going on a month of isolation. A couple of days before the decision was made to close my children’s school, I was in parent teacher conferences with their teachers. Roman’s teacher asked me if we had…

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