Farmer in the City





Location:  Colorado Springs, CO

Day Job:  homeschooling mom, housewife, and all the titles that come along with that

The Digs:  Backyard, Front yard

Crops:  Apples, Avocados, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cherries, Chile Peppers, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Gourds, Grapes, Green beans, Jalepeno Peppers, Kale, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Mint, Oranges, Oregano, Peaches, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs, Ducks

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  Because I believe it is important to share the experience with children. It teaches patience, persistence, and willingness to try new things. Besides, getting dirty is fun.

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  • Posted by: Jester on January 22nd, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Love that your passing it on to the next generation. More parents need to instill a love of the soil into their children. Way to go!

  • Posted by: Chris D on August 24th, 2011 at 08:44 pm


  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on August 24th, 2011 at 06:28 pm

    Congrats on being named Farmer of the Day! Hope you have a great day in the garden!

  • Posted by: Dutch Farm on August 24th, 2011 at 01:46 pm


  • Posted by: Jess S on August 24th, 2011 at 01:07 pm

    avocados? I'm so jealous!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on August 24th, 2011 at 09:31 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day. What a great use of space. Hope you can figure out how to post more photos.

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  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on July 30th, 2010 at 05:41 am

    Congrats for being Farmer of the Day. Your really grow a lot in such a small area.

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on July 29th, 2010 at 07:58 am

    You have really put a small space to great use. I think it is important for children to know how much patience and effort it takes to put food on the table. Many children only know that food comes from the grocery store and have no clue that it has to be grown some where.

  • Posted by: mrsengeseth on June 21st, 2010 at 03:19 pm

    I wish I knew how to add more photos to this...You really can't get a good view as to what I have planted on all sides of the property...I'll figure it out at some point.

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