UPDATE: (Sub)Urban Farming

Back in March, I wrote about my family's ambitious plan to start growing our own vegetables and raising our own chickens. Six months later, here's what happened and what we learned: 

It was a lot of work, but luckily men love shoveling dirt... 

It was a lot of work, but luckily men love shoveling dirt... 

 ...and kids love watering!

 ...and kids love watering!

I mean, REALLY love watering. 

I mean, REALLY love watering. 

We grew most things from seeds. 

We grew most things from seeds. 

Carrot sprouts. 

Carrot sprouts. 

CARROTS! 

CARROTS! 

Baby chicks. 

Baby chicks. 

CHICKENS! We get at least one egg per day. 

CHICKENS! We get at least one egg per day. 

They say chickens are flightless birds, but it turns out this fence was not high enough.

They say chickens are flightless birds, but it turns out this fence was not high enough.

That should do it! 

That should do it! 

Tomatos, peppers and crazy tall sunflowers (the fence it 6'). 

Tomatos, peppers and crazy tall sunflowers (the fence it 6'). 

Our bounty. 

Our bounty. 

Next year, Half Moon Bay Pumpkin festival! 

Next year, Half Moon Bay Pumpkin festival! 

Next, we will be planting our Fall/Winter garden, which I'm very happy to say will include brussels sprouts! And sometime in the very near future we will be adding some citrus trees to our backyard farm. I'll update again when everything is in. Until then, happy farming!