Farmer in the City




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Location:  Houston, TX

Day Job:  Homeschool Family

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers

Crops:  Blackberries, Blueberries, Grapes, Green beans, Mint, Raspberries, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes

Animals:  Cats, Chickens, Dogs

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  12k square foot backyard in an urban city! We now have a small backyard farm with a flock of chickens and a rooster that keeps the neighbors entertained. This is our second year growing our own fruits and veggies that we are loving it!


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  • Posted by: Dante on July 11th, 2015 at 03:56 pm

    Congratulations for being Farmer Of The Day!
    And, good luck with your homeschooling. Seems to be the better choice to educate kids nowadays. Just to think, Tim Tebow was homeschooled for most of his developing years.

  • Posted by: Backyard Grower on July 11th, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Quite a variety of chickens! Voted.

  • Posted by: Morag on July 11th, 2015 at 07:04 am

    Congrats on FOD!!!!

  • Posted by: SierraTahoeDad on December 20th, 2011 at 01:41 am

    Grats on Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Green Desert on December 19th, 2011 at 08:29 am

    Congratulations on being named Farmer of the Day! And kudos for being a Homeschooled Family!

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