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Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« on: August 22, 2010, 11:57:16 PM »
This family has it going on. I can only do so much where I live now. I keep chickens, even added one more to my flock of seven today. I don't garden which I should albeit my Dad just down the street has a huge garden, so I get my share of the pickings at his place.

I can't keep bees at my house nor keep a pig or goats.

This guy and his family have it going on.


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Re: Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 11:30:36 AM »
In Los Angeles to boot. They have a pretty neat website. www dot urbanhomestead dot org


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Re: Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 04:44:25 PM »
JP, they won't let you keep bees there?

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Re: Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2010, 04:17:05 AM »
Allen, I have bees at four different locations now but my parish won't allow me to keep them at my house. I had kept some at my house (OK more than some!  :-D ) and I had one neighbor in particular complain a number of times.


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Re: Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2010, 07:53:14 AM »
Perhaps it's time to remove the troublesome neighbor?  I'm sure he complains about everything everyone in the neighborhood is doing.  Every neighborhood has one.  Ours is a real winner.  He keeps nasty dogs to keep people away, which is fine because no one wants to be around him anyway.  The sad part is, the dogs have been known to attack his own children.  (They also did a good job on him once, but no one cares about that!)  He screams and yells obscenities at his kids on a daily basis.  He's a child psychologist employed by a local school district to boot.  No wonder our schools are as bad as they are and more parents are choosing to home-school!

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Re: Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2010, 01:21:08 PM »
This is so amazing to me and the man has a very kind and loving vibration. I just love the outside solar shower, and how they make their own fuel for the car. People need to know how to do stuff like that.

Thanks for sharing JP

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Re: Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2010, 07:13:59 PM »
JP, here in Georgia, there is a state law that says no county, city, or municipal government can regulate beekeepers or their beehives.

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Re: Homesteaders In Los Angeles
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2010, 04:49:16 PM »
The family has reached a goal I am striving for.  I don't have as large of garden as yet, but I have about an acre of pasture I fun sheep and goats on and have it fenced for pasture rotation.  My garden is about 75X75 feet with a greenhouse in  the corner next to the chicken/turkey yard.  I either compost lawn and shrub clippings or feed them to the sheep and goats.  I also direct the rainwater runoff from the rain gutters into storage barrels that I use to water the livestock.  So my meat sources are varied, chicken, turkey, pigeon, rabbit, goat and lamb.  The of course there's the eggs, 1 of the pastures is also an orchard (18 trees), and I eat several edible "weeds" like mustard, lambsquarter, sorrel, and broad plantain (aka Indian lettuce) leaves.

It is a lifestyle many will revert to as time goes on and this recession turns into a full grown depression, and jobs become even harder to get or keep.
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