Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Homestead Highlight: Marci

  My greatest inspiration in my own backyard farming adventure has been to hear the experiences of others. I invite you to read along here as Homesteaders share their adventures and experiences from their own farms, backyards, and homes.
Want to be featured as a Homestead Highlight? I would love to hear about your experience. For more information follow the link to the information page and share your own homestead here at the Backyard Farming Connection! 
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 Today I welcome Marci to this space.

Hello! My name is Marci. We live in an old rock farmhouse on one acre.
There are two greenhouses, a vegetable garden, herbs, several flower beds,
lots of hobbies and too many pets. Thankfully, our neighbors love us! They
say being our neighbor is like living next door to Old MacDonald and Martha
Stewart! My blog is Stone Cottage Adventures.

Come see us!

How long have you been backyard farming? 

 Since childhood, I was raised on a farm.  My parents always had a garden and did a lot of canning.  My maternal grandmother was an avid garden.

What got you started? 

 I think my maternal grandmother had the most influence.  Although her property was small, she had a lot of beds.  Her front yard held flowers while her back yard was for vegetables.  There were paths to walk, but mostly beds of either flowers or vegetables.  Her LOVE of gardening and caring for the soil was very inspirational.

What does your backyard farm look like?  We only have one acre.  The back yard has a garden, two greenhouses.  The dogs and chickens are loose together.  We also have a shed for rabbits.

Where is it?  Northwest Arkansas

What has been your biggest success and biggest mistake?  I think our greenhouses would qualify for both answers.  It took quite some time and lots of dead plants before we figured out how to control the temperatures in the greenhouses.

What plans do you have for the future?  I've just recently learned to make lye soap and artisan cheese.  Both are lots of fun.  I'd like to become skilled in both.


  1. Your house is so pretty! I love the stone. I would love to learn how to make soap and get good at it. Cheese making sounds fun as well!

  2. I love to read other homesteaders experiences, so thanks for sharing this! It's nice to know that one doesn't need 50 acres to homestead! Don't get me wrong, I'd love to have 50 acres, but one-three acres can grow a lot of food and even raise a few animals! So glad I stopped by! Blessings from Bama!