Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Why a "City" Farm and Not a "Country Farm"



Farming has always appealed to my husband, David.  He grew up in the city but spent many summers at his grandparents' farm in southern Missouri.  He LOVED the farm!!!

For the past five years or so, David has been longing to find a property where we could settle in and stay forever.  He longed for something with a little bit of land and a private setting - a place where he could have a big garden and some chickens.  Four years ago we sold our home of nine years and started looking.  No luck.  We ended up going with Plan B and buying a house to fix up and sell.  The house was in a neighborhood with no land, no view and lots of work.  He counted down the days until we could sell and move to the country.

But it didn't work out.  We tried.  We looked HARD but came up empty.  We were limited by budget, location and the market (there weren't many houses for sale).  We have grandchildren now and we don't want to be too far from them.  David is also self-employed and works all over the place.  We didn't want him to have to spend hours on the road.  When did things get so complicated???

So we purchased a small 1940's bungalow with half an acre.  Will we stay here forever?  I have no idea - probably not.  But in the meantime, we decided to stop waiting for the farm in the country and create a "farm" in the city.

And that's what this blog is about.  It's about our attempt to create a city farm on our half acre.  I hope you'll follow along on our adventure.

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Why a "City" Farm and Not a "Country Farm"

Farming has always appealed to my husband, David.  He grew up in the city but spent many summers at his grandparents' farm in sout...