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Keswick Homestead from Baltimore, MD
Keswick Homestead

Farm Name: Keswick Homestead

Year Farm Established: 2008

Location: Baltimore, MD

Years I’ve been farming: 7 years

Animals I raise: Just the pets, we don't have enough land to get around the chicken ordinance.

Crops I grow: Tomatos, peppers, beets, zuchini, crockneck squash, beans, cucumbers, peas, limas, herbs

Hobbies I enjoy: dancing, knitting, playing card games, going to the farmer's market, sleeping, watching cooking shows.

The proudest moment on my farm: Removing our entire back lawn to put in food crops. And we suprisingly got a lot of compliments from the neighbors

Pets: Deuce the Border Collie, Chester the Cat, and Dux the Bearded Dragon. All of them know how to sit.

Farm Motto: "Certain Death, small chance of success? What are we waiting for?" -Gimli, Dwarf

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  Love that you took out your backyard for food production, I'm in then process of doing the same

Come visit me, wendy's way.

01/08/2010 08:51.02 AM Report This Comment  
Hi neighbor.I'm in PA,so we are pretty close,except I'm closer to Pittsburgh.Go Steelers!Trying to lern about the self sufficient life myself.I live on my corner of my mothers 70 acres & educating myself on how to make the best use of it.Planning on some chickens in the spring if all goes well.Growing berries right now.Would love to do goat milk cheeses in the future.Working 3 jobs right now trying to get ahead and on my own sooner.
i also ordered alpine strawberries seed and plan on starting early this spring to sell the plants.GARDEN ON!

Come visit me, Blakers Acres.

09/12/2009 07:37.45 AM Report This Comment  
  nice garden

Come visit me, Brent & Kim Wessel.

09/08/2009 10:23.16 AM Report This Comment  
To bad you cant have chickens. If your not already a member. You should join backyardchickens.com There are lots of hints on there about how to change the chicken rules. And if you really want birds. Try coturnix quail. YOu can eat their eggs and meat. They are ready to lay and butcher at 8-10 weeks. Good luck on your venture.

Come visit me, Sunny's Hobby Farm.

09/08/2009 10:17.07 AM Report This Comment  
Nice page, love that you use what you have! A beardie that can sit, lol, they are amazing little guys. Will be checking back to see how your heirloom seeds do because I would like to switch to those also. Sorry about your ordinance.

Come visit me, JandA Alternative.

09/08/2009 06:42.19 AM Report This Comment  
Land or no land you are making the most of what you have and that is what counts. You are giving yourself the best with the fresh veggies you are growing and you no longer have to mow the grass YEA!!! I on the other hand I mow for days to make the yard look ok, and it is around this then that this tree then that. Garden would be the best but it would be to big. I just garden the few acres now next year hope to increase by 10 more next year hope it works.

Enjoy your land it is precious no matter what the size!

Come visit me, Edge of the Woods Farm & Farm on Three Oaks Road.

09/08/2009 05:07.59 AM Report This Comment  
  Nice Farm!

Come visit me, Our Florida Farm.

09/08/2009 04:50.10 AM Report This Comment  
  Check out my other blog

This is where I chronical all my growing, cooking, and preserving adventures. I highlight local producers who make or sell things I can't do on my own.

I plan to spend the winter months highlighting the growth in my greenhouse and writing about the heirloom seeds I selected last year, how they did, and what I would or wouldn't grow again. Check it out.

Come visit me, Keswick Homestead.

09/07/2009 07:01.29 PM Report This Comment  


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