Welcome to Stoney Acres

 Welcome to what we hope will become the worlds greatest web site dedicated to helping others become more self sufficient.  OK maybe the world’s greatest web site is a little ambitious, but we’ll try.  Stoney Acres is our little piece of heaven (or more like our weedy piece of heaven) located in Zone 6 northernUtah. 

The staff consists of one lucky guy, one fantastically beautiful girl, four great kids, six chickens, one cat and a gold fish.  Together we are doing our best to be self sufficient and grow as much food as we possibly can. 

This blog will be a work in progress for the next few months as we decide on themes, build content, upload pictures and add categories.  The blog will be dedicated to providing information and advice on many topics.  You will see posts on traditional vegetable gardening, raising chickens, bread baking and our current specialty four season gardening.  We hope to show you how to provide a lot of food for your family along with how to posts on many “do it yourself” projects that will save your family money and make you more self sufficient.

Up front we should say that we hope to “monetize” this blog.  Meaning very soon you will see some relevant advertising and affiliate programs that will generate some revenue for us.  Rest assured it will never be annoying and any products advertized will be good stuff we have tried and we will always disclose any time we are being sponsored.  We also hope to be able to sell some hand built cold frames to the “locals”.

We always welcome your comments, questions and suggestions.  Welcome aboard and please tell your friends about us.


  1. Julie September 17, 2011 9:00 pm Reply

    I came by from cheeseboys blog and am happy I came. I live in northern Minnesota and really even a cold frame wouldn’t work here but I love a lot of your suggestions and ideas. We have a outdoor woodstove that is in a building and we’ve been talking about adding a green house on the south side so that just maybe we could have a few things more year around. We do have a great garden and just put it to rest last night. I put up more the 60 quarts tomoatoes of all kinds, 50 quarts apple in sauces and pie making and more, corn, beans, peppers, onions, squash, cucumbers, corn and more. I still have apples and tomatoes to go so think this will be a great winter. For the first time I started my own seeds last March and was impressed it all lived and produced.
    I look forward to learning more from you. If you visit my blog it’s an everday blog about daycare, weight loss, farming, gardening and more.
    Take care and have a blessed weekend.


  2. Jody Morris October 16, 2011 7:02 pm Reply

    Utah, huh? I grew up in American Fork. I had no idea our new home in South Central PA was the same zone 6 as my old stomping grounds in Utah. Happy fall gardening.


    • Rick October 17, 2011 6:43 am Reply

      Yes according to the USDA maps that’s true. Given all the micro environments and snow we really behave more like zone 5 but if you look at the maps we are zone 6 in our area. But I’m sure we are a lot different than PA.

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