Monday, February 21, 2011

My Name is Tammy and I Am an Urban Homesteader.....

Now, I know that there are many of you out there that are asking, "What are you talking about?" Well let me clarify things.....

I live in the suburbs, I have a simple Cape Cod on an acre of land, I have the typical swimming pool, playset, and mini van. I also try to grow my own veggies, successfully raise chickens, have 2 dogs, 2 cats, and plan on getting 2 goats this Spring. I am an Urban Homesteader. My chickens provide me with fresh eggs everyday that my family and I enjoy. Not only that, I love raising them!

My skills are not that of a Farmer, but I enjoy the simple things in life - my family, my animals, the smell of our campfire burning on cool nights, picking a handful of stringbeans with my grandbaby, and watching birds nest in my homemade birdhouses!

Now, my reason for blogging today - and I will quote this from a Facebook group -
The Derveas family has recently trademarked the terms "Urban Homestead" and "Urban Homesteading."

Are they serious? How do you possibly trademark a term that is so diversified? Most of the women I talk to through blogs, Facebook, and Mary Janes Farm are Urban Homesteaders!(no TM here). We are the down to earth, simple life loving, keeping it real women (and men) who have a passion for growing veggies, raising livestock, and getting our hands dirty!!

My friend Tina from GardenGoose.blogspot.com told me about this today and I had to blog! It really struck a nerve in me when I began reading about this company trademarking this term. So, here I am proudly blogging about why I am an Urban Homesteader! I will alway be one because this is who I am! I DO NOT need a trademark. I DO NOT need anyones approval.

My family has been Urban Homesteading for generations. Self sustaining and proud. Raising livestock, growing gardens, making their own clothing, and the list goes on and on. That's something that I am proud of! I can remember my grandmother growing small gardens and sewing her own clothes even when she lived in a townhome in the county. She remained true to who she was and I will continue to do the same. I include my children in my journey with hopes that they will continue on with what I do........




Trademark??? I don't think so.






4 comments:

Tina Wilson said...

you go girl!

Kay-The Rustic Cottage said...

Go get 'em!!

Tribal Horse Designs said...

how the heck so you trademark a lifestyle !! UNREAL !!!!!

kpaints said...

That is just unreal! Who needs labels...I love doing the 'basics' the 'simple life' it just comes naturally! Thanks for the post!