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Suburban Homesteaders: A Farm in Affton 

Justin and Danielle Leszcz chucked the 9-to-5 in favor of a 3,700-square-foot farm in Affton. And in place of the farmer's journal, they've got Twitter. Here are photos they've shot that document their life on the suburban farm. Read the full story here. Follow @YellowTreeFarm.
Justin Leszcz
Before and after of the front yard. Yep, that's corn!
Jennifer Silverberg
Homegrown: Danielle and Justin Leszcz of Affton's YellowTree Farms.
Justin Leszcz
Our new "pet" Gloucestershire Old Spots, listed critical on the ALBC list. Less than 200 registered in the USA ,less than 2,000 world wide.
Justin Leszcz
Picture from the roof. Fall is here, lots of work to do.
Justin Leszcz
As I am salting the pig prosciutto it hit me, the duck prosciutto is done!
Justin Leszcz
The chickens are hatching!
Justin Leszcz
Here's what's growing in the garden.
Justin Leszcz
Urban pig slaughter complete. Offal is on ice. Large and small intestines are clean, took about four hours. Stomach is next. Nothing gets wasted.
Justin Leszcz
Baby rabbits just born. Dinner tonight?
Justin Leszcz
We were thinking about growing squab this spring.
Danielle Leszcz
Work doesn't end when the sun goes down.
Justin Leszcz
One hive has about 25-30 pounds of honey! I took one frame for us now. I can't stop eating it.
Justin Leszcz
No more goats.
Justin Leszcz
"Acmella oleracea" or szechuan buttons, dried and fresh for sale. We are selling the leaves as well.
Justin Leszcz
The greenhouse is great for fermenting sausage. 87 degrees and 85 percent humidity, 'til the PH drops below 5.
Justin Leszcz
On my way to deliver some chanterelle mushrooms to Niche.
Justin Leszcz
Just ordered two pairs of Texan Pioneer squabing pigeons, six weeks out. Still looking for more.
Justin Leszcz
Duck tongue, wonderful.
Justin Leszcz
Five pounds of Tulsi, said to be one of the best adaptogenic herbs. Makes good tea. Smells like bubble gum.
Justin Leszcz
Twenty-one pounds of cherries. This put us over 100 pounds of food grown or foraged for the year!
Justin Leszcz
We are also growing arugula micro greens to order. Very strong flavor.
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Justin Leszcz
Before and after of the front yard. Yep, that's corn!
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