For years I settled with apartment living, and honestly for a few good reasons. As I "grew out of" apartment living, I discovered that I wanted to try my hand at living more off the land. I wanted a large garden, trellises of vined fruit, chickens, honey bees, and more. I've already begun carving a path toward that goal.
My new house is on a little over a half acre. Obviously there's only so much you can do with that, but I knew chickens/fowl were possible. That being said, it's only possible if your city allows it. I called the city today to inquire and unfortunately mine does not. Thus, of course, today has become the beginning of a quest to encourage my city that it's in their best interest to allow the taxpayers to do so. The man I spoke with was very open to allowing people to have them. In fact, he told me five years ago he brought it up but was shot down. Times are changing, though, and it seems there are more movements brought forth to get back to the earth and the dirt and get to sustaining ourselves. He said I could write a letter through the city's website and he would forward the letter to the appropriate parties. So that is exactly what I did! I'm excited at the prospect of bringing forth positive and food-friendly change to my new town.
This is a space separate of my house blog. Here is where you'll find a little bit of everything. I'll try to avoid vapid posts - but no promises.