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Kitty Sharkey

Location:  Oakland, CA

Day Job:  Sr. Print Production Manager

The Digs:  Backyard, Containers, Front yard, Rooftop

Crops:  Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Blackberries, Blueberries, Bok-choy, Brussels sprouts, Carrots, Cherries, Chinese cabbage, Cucumbers, Figs, Garlic, Green beans, Kale, Lavender, Lettuce, Melons, Oranges, Oregano, Peaches, Pears, Peas, Potatoes, Pumpkins, Raspberries, Rosemary, Spinach, Squash, Strawberries, Sugar Snap Peas, Thyme, Tomatoes, Beets Chard Eggplant Runner Beans Spinach Tomatillos Italian Sweet Peppers Banana Peppers Pepperoncini peppers Lemon Cucumbers Lemon Balm Lemon Verbena Marjoram Chamomile Tarragon Chilean guava Asian Pears Aprium Nectarines Apricots Plum Huckleberry Pineapple Ground Cherries Cape Gooseberry Red Currant Elderberries

Animals:  Bees, Cats, Chickens, Ducks, Goats, Rabbits, Quail GoldFish

Why I'm Getting Dirty:  I'm trying to live a sustainable self-sufficient living on a 4,000 sq ft lot in Oakland California.

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  • Posted by: My Place on January 23rd, 2014 at 04:37 pm


  • Posted by: Red Hill Hollow on January 23rd, 2014 at 04:21 pm

    Oh they're so cute! Congratulations on being farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Wall 2 Wall Border Collies on January 23rd, 2014 at 03:29 pm

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  • Posted by: on June 1st, 2011 at 01:08 pm

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  • Posted by: City Girl Garden on February 7th, 2011 at 03:12 pm

    Very impressive! Congrats of Farmer of the Day!

  • Posted by: Bee Green NC on February 7th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Hi Kitty...WTG on Farmer of the Day. I hope all is well out there and that the bees are doing good. I have a friend in Los Altos and he says his bees have been real busy as of late...

  • Posted by: lissakevin on February 7th, 2011 at 07:49 am

    LOVE the pic of the goats--they're SO cute! congrats on farmer of the day!

  • Posted by: Nebraska Dave on February 7th, 2011 at 06:05 am

    Congrats on being Farmer of the Day.

    Wow you have quite the group of pets to keep you company.

    Have a great Farmer of the Day.

  • Posted by: ebonierika on December 16th, 2010 at 12:05 am


  • Posted by: Kitty Sharkey on October 7th, 2010 at 07:48 am

    Hrm.. Weird. For some reason the system is adding a dash into the web address. Remove it and try again.

    havenscourthomestead dot com

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