Province /prah-vince/ n. 1. the country outlying a city 2. one's area of interest or expertise


Province is a small place in the big fast city where we do slow country things. Brad and AK are homesteading a scant acre in the shadow of downtown Los Angeles. We grow, make, share, and sell.

This blog post tells you how we got here.

This post introduces our small flock of chickens.

Mia, our mascot, in morning meditation.

Mia, our mascot, in morning meditation.


The term daybook is an old word synonymous with a journal or daily ledger. The Province Daybook is inspired by early American almanacs—such as Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanack (1732-1758)—that contained musings, quotes, household tips, gardening advice, and weather patterns. Although his wasn't the first almanac, Franklin's was extremely popular and its quirky format has stood the test of time. One might say old Ben was the original blogger. Province Daybook follows in his footsteps.


We have a large inventory of art, antiques, oddities, rarities, peculiarities and handmade objects stashed away in a top secret location. We will gradually list the thousands of items for sale on Etsy and Ebay. Follow along in Instagram to have the first chance to grab Insta-sales as we debut new objects.


Brad is a culinary school dropout who has been vegetarian for 15 years. AK is not either of those things. We don't cook meat at home (except for our dog's homemade food), so together we've learned the secrets for making plant-based dishes taste complex and highly flavorful. Here we share our vegetarianized classics and new recipes that bring herbivores and omnivores together at the table.


The green shovel in our logo is an object of great significance. Logo design by Tiffany Lee.

Province Journal is a home & garden lifestyle blog based in Los Angeles. We share the progress of urban homesteading on our 1-acre microfarm. Our focus is organic gardening, permaculture, backyard chickens and bird rescue, and vegetarian cooking. We also run an antiques, vintage, and fine art online shop.