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Hi, I'm new. :)
May 2, 2015
6:56 pm
Rural SoCal
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Hey y’all, thanks for accepting me into your forum. :)

I’m Kristi, 47 year old budding homesteader living on 1 glorious acre with 3 dogs, 3 cats, 3 rabbits, 2 goats, 5 chickens, and my fantastic two younger children and amazing husband.

We just recently moved to this property from .18 of an acre in the city, and we are really loving it. This is meant to be our forever home, and we plan to try our best at producing our own fruits, veggies, eggs, and milk (we’re too chicken for meat right now, haha). At the old place, we had most of the animals we have here, but living in the city made it nervewracking to feel comfortable homesteading that property.

This year, we have added 3 of the chickens (they were here when we got here), two goats, and (so far) 96 square feet of veggie gardening area, which I plan to try my hand at square foot gardening. I’m excited at the prospect of growing all of our produce, but we are starting slow as I have many years to learn here at the new place.

In the garden now are sweet and hot peppers, tomatoes (beefsteak and roma), and zucchini. In pots are all my herbs, moringa tree seedlings, and some more cucumbers, as well as our blueberries and roses. In the orchard, we have blackberries, goji berries, fall gold raspberries, grapes (eating and wine varieties), nectarines, apple (3 of those), cherries, citrus (oranges, meyer lemon, lime, tangerine), plum, and passionfruit. We don’t plant anything that cannot be used for food or medicine, or purchase any animals that don’t serve a specific purpose, though we have plenty of plants and animals that would fall under that category. :)

Alright, I’ve gabbed enough. Thanks for having me, and I’m looking forward to getting to know you all. :)

May 12, 2015
7:54 am
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Hello Kristi,

   So nice to meet you, you property sounds lovely and exciting. I hope to see you commenting about all of the things you are doing at you new homestead. Congratulations!

                                                               Jo happy-flower

  "Be kinder than necessary, everyone is fighting some sort of battle."

May 14, 2015
11:05 pm
Big Chicken
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November 29, 2010
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Hey Kristi

Welcome to the forum.

I look forward to hearing all about your homesteading adventures.


May 15, 2015
11:16 am
Rural SoCal
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Thanks for the warm welcome, ladies!

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