Simple Truths to Urban Homesteading

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Whenever there are in any country uncultivated lands and unemployed poor, it is clear that the laws of property have been so far extended as to violate natural right. The earth is given as a common stock for man to labor and live on. The small landowners are the most precious part of a state. – Thomas Jefferson

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The greatest fine art of the future will be the making of a comfortable living from a small parcel of land. – Abraham Lincoln

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To forget how to dig the earth and to tend the soil is to forget ourselves.  – Mahatma Gandhi

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There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace. – Aldo Leopold

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A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit. – Elton Trueblood

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If we each take responsibility in shifting our own behavior, we can trigger the type of change that is necessary to achieve sustainability for our race or this planet. We change out planet, our environment, our humanity every day, every decade, every millennia. – Yehuda Berg

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Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. – Author Unknown

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Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.


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Gingi Freeman

Gingi is a photographer, cosplayer, amateur chef, crazy cat lady, anime otaku, bookworm, generic geek, world traveler, conservative Christian, homeschooler, devoted military wife and stay at home new mother of two little girls.

Gingi blogs about anything and everything that is relevant to being a supermom, stay at home wife, homeschooler and geek girl! You can contact her at gingifreeman@gmail.com or via the contact form on her website at www.domesticgeekgirl.com

35 thoughts on “Simple Truths to Urban Homesteading

    • 27 December, 2015 at 11:34 pm
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      <3

  • 24 December, 2015 at 2:56 am
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    The quotes are so inspiring! I kind of wish I was a farm girl… 🙂

    • 24 December, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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      Im not a farm girl, I just like cultivating my little slice of my urban lot!! <3

  • 24 December, 2015 at 3:16 am
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    I ‘ve always wanted to have my own garden but I’ve never had the time to tend one.. I think it would be great to grow my own veggies xox

    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas xox ♡

    • 24 December, 2015 at 3:02 pm
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      Ohhh, you should!! Its so fun and rewarding!!!

  • 25 December, 2015 at 2:03 am
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    i’d love to have that kind of life where there are many plants and vegetables to grow. it’s peaceful and so fulfilling!

    • 27 December, 2015 at 4:29 pm
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      Yeah, there is something VERY fulfilling about helping something to grow from seed!

    • 27 December, 2015 at 4:31 pm
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      Happy Holidays to you too my friend!

    • 27 December, 2015 at 11:35 pm
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      Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to you too!!!

    • 27 December, 2015 at 4:31 pm
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      Thank you Sara! <3

    • 27 December, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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      Merry Christmas to you too!! <3

    • 27 December, 2015 at 11:35 pm
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      Merry Christmas to yoooou!

    • 27 December, 2015 at 11:36 pm
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      You too dear!

    • 27 December, 2015 at 4:32 pm
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      <3

  • 26 December, 2015 at 8:17 pm
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    Hi Gingi

    Slightly off topic – but just stopping by to say, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog through 2015 … I wish you and your lovely family a very good end of year and all good things for 2016 …

    All the best Jan

    • 27 December, 2015 at 4:40 pm
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      I have absolutely LOVED following your blog my dear!! One of my favorites, I am getting increasingly interested in food education and nutrition! Heres to another wonderful year!! Cheers!

  • 27 December, 2015 at 6:37 pm
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    Perfect quotes for these wonderful images that together make for powerful reading.

    • 27 December, 2015 at 10:33 pm
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      Yeah, these are some shots from my back yard! Im glad you like!

    • 31 December, 2015 at 4:47 pm
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      Thanks dear!

  • 27 December, 2015 at 11:21 pm
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    Nice post! Happy holidays <3

    • 31 December, 2015 at 4:47 pm
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      Happy New Year!!!

  • 28 December, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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    Lovely photos and good words 🙂

    • 31 December, 2015 at 4:47 pm
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      <3

  • 6 January, 2016 at 7:53 am
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    I’m guessing you must have a small farmstead, or at least a big garden 🙂 Inspiring and pretty truthful bunch of quotes.

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