Hello world!

Welcome to my very first entry on my blog.

I started this blog to document my lessons and tribulations of starting my own little faux farm in my back yard in the middle of suburbia.

I have always wanted to buy a decent piece of land and have my own little family farm/ranch. But with the twists and turns of life, it has yet to happen. So I decided December 2019 right before the cray cray of 2020 to just start where I was at then and with the land I DID have. And make each area have a purpose. .

we started our backyard do over in March 2020. It took my kids and I around 2 months to get everything put in and since then its been on going projects throughout the spring and summer.


First we needed to section everything off to make clear plans on where everything should be placed.

Sectioning off the animal area and garden

I wanted to have a usable space for us to also have some cook outs and family over so we left a section for the fire pit and a little bit of grass.

building new garden boxes and reused the old ones

All the garden boxes put in

After we had the fence and boxes in I decided I wanted more garden space… so much more I want to grow! So we took out a small section of the animal area. (I haven’t put in garden boxes yet, I will do that this coming spring) We also decided to build our own chicken coop. I currently have 7 chickens, 2 goats, 2 bunnies, and a hive in a pear tree… no really I have a pear tree right next to my hive…lol

Throughout my blog I will be documenting the ups and downs of it all along with sharing recipes I like and use often.

I have always been drawn to living a quieter life away from hustle and bustle and enjoy making my own home concoctions… from face masks and face wash to cleaning products. I have worked hard to make my space feel like our own piece of country that we are away from it all while we are still in the middle of it all..

If you are looking for ideas on gardening, homesteading or bee keeping no matter your space I hope this blog inspires and gives you some direction as where to start.

Amanda Lynn


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  4. Love it!!!! Thanks for sharing how possible it is to have a place to grow and farm in the middle of city living!
    Looking forward to seeing what yummy recipes you share!

    1. Author

      Thank you for your comment! I hope to inspire others to start right where they are to not wait for the one day!

  5. Iā€™d love to know what kind of hive you have and how you go about using it without being stung!!

    1. Author

      Hello, I apologize in taking a long moment to reply!
      Thank you for asking, I have a Langstroth hive, it is one of the most common hives used. Whenever I am in the hive I personally wear a full bee suit. I am allergic to bees and do not want to take a chance. If you have any other questions please reach out I am happy to answer them!

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