I’ve gone off the deep end of DIY. Making your own ice cream isn’t a hobby, it’s an obsession. So is making your own butter.
I also keep a small garden and greenhouse, tinker with indoor aquaponics and potted herb gardens, and am venturing into making my own wine and beer. Folks, I just might be morphing into (gasp!) a homesteader.
Now, before you pigeonhole me as an urban homesteading extremist who harvests her own wheat, raises chickens in her garage, and keeps a couple of goats under her front porch, let me stop you. I'll have you know, I've only done one of the three. I draw the line at...well, I guess I haven't drawn a line. My passion for DIY is slowly transforming me into an urban homesteader and farmer, or one who lives self-sufficiently and practices sustainable agriculture.
Homesteading is a very rewarding practice and it can save you A LOT of money in food and energy costs, as well as save you on potential healthcare costs down the road. In fact, many homesteaders have turned their urban agriculture hobby into a full-fledged business (cough-cough...Heritage Belle Farms).
Below is a small list I've compiled of my DIY around the farm, and have included links to some of my favorite DIY. I realize not everyone can DIY with everything on my list, but you can certainly support those who do (*hint-hint*).
Things Heritage Belle Farms stopped buying and started making ourselves:
Fruits & Vegetables: (most are stored in a root cellar, canned/frozen to enjoy throughout the year, some are grown indoors year round using our aquaponics system)
A blog to capture all the farm related media coverage and happenings.
Heritage Belle Farms
22755 East Garrett Road
Calhan, CO 80808
Heritage Belle Farms is our private residence, and is NOT a public farm. Please make arrangements to visit the farm or to make a purchase from the farm. Thank you