Sunday, February 20, 2011

Urban Homesteading (minus the trademark)....

normally i wouldn't blog about an issue two days in a row, but you know what.. i'm annoyed about the whole issue... and i'm also glad in a rather odd way... i've come across some great new blogs and connected with some like minded folk...
so back to the 'why' i'm blogging again on the same issue as yesterday... it's to show some solidarity with other Urban Homesteaders (minus the trademark) who have been practicing their own brand of Urban Homesteading (minus the trademark), not just the past 2 years, but for years... today (monday) is what i'm going to call an international day of  Urban Homesteaders Day of Action , the trademark that is in question affects not just Americans.. it affects all of us... i'm still at a loss as to 'why' it was accepted.. was someone sleeping at the switch?? something 'stinks' and it's not my sweet smelling pile of horse manure, lying rotting and waiting to be spread on my Urban Homestead (minus the trademark) garden.... ahhh feels good to be a rebel.....
i'm looking forward to reading a number of blogs tomorrow... Deanna Duke over at The Crunchy Chicken is requesting people to post their blog Urls if they are going to be rebels and join in on the Urban Homesteaders Day of Action... should be a fun read....

in last blog i mentioned that i'd planted peas... tonight it's supposed to snow..... i'm hoping this is incorrect!!! but i've covered them with a reemay house (made of pvc pipe and reemay).... it's rather cute... reminds me of a covered wagon.. i'll have to get out and take a pic... the actual raised bed is a half life raft capsule that someone gave me last year... it worked very well last year when i planted it up with 3 different kinds of pole beans and 2 spagetti squash plants... this winter i dug in some veggie scraps and freshened it up with some new soil.....there were only a few holes in the bottom but when i dug around yesterday i found some worms... YAY ..... worms make me very happy ... (easily amused aren't i )

speaking of worms.. i've been following some worm gurus and am hoping to try out a bit of worm farming this year... right now it's too cold start them... so sometime later in the season...

anyone want to play with mr. sadsack Sampson?  he was very sweet and sat there for quite sometime, watching me, waiting for me to open the door and come and play.... life of a farm dog is good .....


7 comments:

Annie's Granny said...

I hope the garden blogging world is inundated with rants today! And I hope the actions of the Dervaes family patriarch come back to bite him in the butt.

Stone Cottage Mama said...

Hi, I am now a new faithful reader! Go Urban Homesteaders!

Roasted Garlicious said...

i've seen a LOT of rants so far... i truly worry about the precedent it will set if allowed to remain...

Roasted Garlicious said...

wow.. thanks Stone Cottage Mama... there are so many bloggers to read today... woohoo :D

Mrs. Mac said...

The nerve of the Dervaes is a bit like wanting to trademark the words 'doctor of medicine' .. a common, albeit hard earned, description of many people.

Roasted Garlicious said...

Mrs. Mac i agree with you... i will be following closely, i worry that if it remains it will set a precedent... did i mention that was your tax dollars at work ;) cough cough

Angelina said...

I think it's incredibly arrogant of the Dervaes to think they invented urban homesteading and have any right to own the term! I would love to see everyone posting about the urban homesteaders they have in their own families in the past. All of this has made me think of my great grandpa who kept bees and grew vegetables in his back yard. I'll have to talk to my mom about the details but I think he was living in Detroit.

Let's just all keep shouting out about it!