The East Austin urban farms Heath, Ranjana and I visited on a pleasant Saturday morning didn’t have goats or pigs or cows, but they did have colonies of chickens, organic veggies, compost piles larger than our house and a set up worth coveting.

We are a long ways off from having a true urban farm of our own, but Boggy Creek Farm and Springdale Farm have gardens that gives us something to aspire to. Both make great use of only a few acres of space and plant rows upon rows of lettuce, tomatoes, potatoes, turnips, carrots and multitudes of other desirous veggies that feed the community. We are only hoping to reach a point to sustain the household, but it’s inspiring to see how the pros take to the soil.

And now for a few from Springdale.

I love the idea of using wine bottles as a garden border. Luckily, we have lots of empty ones…

Springdale had ducks, which I’ve come to realize can be even more bashful than chickens.

Stay tuned to hear about what other events the weekend offered, including a brewery tour, backyard barbeque and masala omelets.

One Comment on “E-I-E-I-O”

  1. kmom says:

    Really lovely photos. I have seen bottle borders before (set a little deeper) and also am partial to bottle trees as folk artsy-ish.

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