Posted by Kitty Sharkey , Monday, February 21, 2011 2:16 PM
That's right! I said it. I am an Urban Homesteader! I practice Urban Homesteading on MY Urban Homestead in Oakland, California. And no self-righteous egotistical arrogant bastard down in Pasadena is going to take that from me.
First, an update on my drought tolerant front landscaping. If you haven't checked out the video of this transformation I have posted, you really should. It's quite amazing what a bunch of people can do in one day. I decided to post some pictures to show how it's progressed.
The Cara Cara and Blood Oranges are going strong. I've been picking a couple a week to eat at lunch. Nummy!!!
The orchard has started to bloom. About half the trees have buds and the other half are in bloom. They are doing quite well in the protected side yard. They get all the rain and none of the wind. So the blossoms aren't blowing away like so many other trees I've seen in the area.
Well, sort of. Nali is in standing heat today. Which means Sammy is paying her extra special attention. I happen to know that Bentley, one of Sarah's bucks from Castle Rock Farm, is taking a little vacation here in town. Oh, it's soooooo tempting. But I have other plans for her, so 'ner shall the two meet.
Sammy's all grown up. Check out how big he has gotten! He is quite the character too! Love him!
I was trying to get a picture to show how big around she is, but I just couldn't get one I liked. But upon review, I pulled out this one. Check out Snow in the background for a size comparison.
Since becoming pregnant, her beard has grown quite a bit. I think it's super cute and hope it continues to develop. Her pops, Mr. Lincoln, has quite the set of whiskers. She has truly developed into a beautiful doe. I'm so happy that she picked me out, even though she was reserved. I swear, she didn't get into that lady's lap or show any attention to the woman that had reserved her just because she had fallen in love with me and just knew I'd come back for her. The admiration was mutual from the moment she ran up to me. Although now there is no way I could tuck her under my jacket and steal her away.
Starting at the top, from left to right:
- Farmstead Cheddar
- Traditional Cheddar (or what's left of it!)
- and another Farmstead Cheddar which just happened to be 6 weeks old and ready to slice into!