An urban micro farm experiment. Adventures in trying to live a simple life.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
This is one of two window air conditioners I picked up at Walmart last night. It was a Site to Store purchase. I ordered online and drove to my nearest Walmart to pick them up.....3 days earlier than expected! Yeah! One went to my son who lives with two roommates and one goes to my other son who is giving up his air conditioned bedroom upstairs to his visiting sister today. It's like an inferno upstairs. Like I told my neighbor last night, I figured out that I could buy 300 window AC's with the money I'm saving by not replacing my central air conditioner which went bad a month ago. Let's see, that means I have 297 more to go! The humidity here has been so heavy that even with stifling heat, grass is green and lush. Not a good situation. Usually grass goes dormant in this kind of extended heat but not if there is enough moisture in the air to keep it green. It IS good for the skin though. No need for facial moisturizer. The last thing you want to do it slather on oily stuff when you're constantly sweating.
In historical order: printmaker, typographer, graphic designer, semi-professional handbell musician, radical minimalist and self-sustaining urban micro farmer and a collector of mid-century objects d'art.
The question is: can I turn the backyard of my home into an urban micro farm?
The verdict is still to come but through much planning, hard work and blissful ignorance, it definitely seems like a good possibility!
2009 was the official start of Daisy Farm.
The purpose of this blog is to serve as my written record of how things are going, a little history and perhaps some miscellaneous ramblings that might crop up while I'm waiting for something else to do in the garden.