This gardening system is maintenance-free.This gardening system is maintenance-free.

The last few weeks have been especially frantic and crazy (even more than normal), both work-wise and home-wise. I have been on the road almost every work day, which has left zero time for tending to the garden – or blogging, my apologies!

This situation has, though, created a perfect experiment of what would happen if I completely neglected the homestead (which I did). The answer? Things carried on as if nothing had ever happened. My gardens apparently don’t need me. And for this I am very thankful.

Watering is done once a week by an automatic timer. Weeding? We have no weeds. Without weeds there is little to no maintenance that has to be done on a vegetable garden. This has allowed me to go outside occasionally at the end of my long day (sometimes even in the dark), pick tomatoes, peppers or whatever else the garden had to offer, and go on with the rest of my day. As much as I would love to spend more time outside enjoying the gardens, I love love LOVE that they don’t fall apart when I’m not there.

So. Since I know that things are especially crazy for me right now, I have lined up several guest bloggers to highlight things they are working on in the arena of gardening, farming, cooking or local foods. I’m really excited to share these cool folks’ stories with you, partially just to demonstrate that this movement really is a movement, and we are not alone in our efforts.

Here’s to some great guest blog posts ahead!

2 Responses to “Urban homesteading while MIA”

  1. What Pigs Don't Know
    20 September 2010 at 1:30 pm #

    I actually just came to your site to get your email so I could send you a little note & make sure you guys were OK! Glad you haven’t fallen off the face of the earth. Here’s to hoping work slows down at least a bit –

  2. CoMo Homestead
    20 September 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Thanks for checking on us! We’re doing very well, just a lot of travel right now. :)