Welcome to C & L Farms!

I have been a home vegetable gardener in Georgia for about 18 years now and thoroughly enjoy the time spent in my home vegetable garden. Over the years, my gardens have started out small, grown to almost a half acre, and back down to a more manageable 500 sq. feet. I'm not a professional or educated horticulturalist so if you are looking for a professional blog to read, you will not find it here. If you haven't started a garden yet, stick around to learn from an amateur gardener. From container gardening to raised bed gardening, you will find it all here. Be sure to read our older blog posts for some additional history of my journey. Anyone can be a home vegetable gardener because all you need is dirt and a love for growing vegetables and flowers.

We are just beginning our journey to a simpler way of life.  We want to share with everyone our path to a simpler way of life through homesteading and permaculture.  My wife, LeAnn, and I have always wanted to raise our own food and raise our own animals on a small farm.  We both grew up raising animals or growing our own food so this new chapter in our lives will enable us to expand on this goal.

As with any new idea, having a plan is the biggest first step.  This blog will allow us to pass along our journey to anyone looking for something similar.  We will be posting new blog entries weekly (or as often as time allows us) along with pictures of our progress.  Our homestead blog will cover many topics such as Aquaponics/Permaculture, water storage, solar power, how to raise farm animals (like chickens, pigs, goats, and maybe even a cow or two), and how to get out of debt.  We hope you enjoy the journey and maybe learn something along the way.

We already have a growing social media presence on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.  We will also be working with great companies like Amazon.com and YouTube in the hopes these ventures can help us afford this website and help us earn a little online income for our many projects.  If you are looking for a book or some of the equipment we use on the farm, please use the links and advertisements found on the site.

Recent Blog Posts on Permaculture/Aquaponics/Homesteading

RECIPE: Shrimp and Microgreens Wraps

RECIPE: Homegrown Microgreens Salad

Benefits of Microgreens in your Diet

Microgreens on the Farm

Seed Order and Equipment

Farm Goals For 2017

Farm Equipment I Use

Our Homestead, Farm, and Market Garden

Slow Farming For Everyone!

Building A Hugelkulture

Looking For Homesteading Land

Plants That Require Less Sunlight To Grow

C & L Farms – Aquaponics System Tour

Recent Blog Posts on Recipes For Your Homestead

Bacon, Caramelized Onions and Pepper Jack Cheese Stuffed Burger