July 3, 2014


Posted by Anais Dervaes

Once again - howdy! Or as Minnie Pearl says Howdee!

It's good to be back.  I know, it's been awhile!  Yesterday I tried to catch you up on all the homestead happenings.  I know I just touched the tip of the iceberg, well, maybe a tad more than a tip.

As you can see from all the goings on, it's been a rather busy time and we certainly have many irons in the fire.

We are pretty excited about the new Homestead Hub - a work or meeting place for the community located two doors down from our homestead.  It's a great quaint space that we  like to share so if you like to rent or use the facility shoot us an email ([email protected])

Think in my previous post I forgot to mention that the Front Porch Farmstand is still open, serving our neighbors and community with homegrown and local produce.

This holiday weekend, we certainly cooking up some fun family events at the homestead!

First The Fabulous 50's heat up Saturday evening (7:30pm) Followed by the hootin' tootin' community favorite Social & Hooteannany on Sunday (7:00pm)

Spaces are limited, make sure to reserve at www.urbanhomestead.org/events

Wishing everyone a happy 4th!

Happy Birthday to Us! Did you know our website/blog turns 13 this July!!!!

Jumping grasshoppers! That means we are "older" than Google, YouTube & Facebook....

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July 2, 2014


Posted by Anais Dervaes

Dear "Little Homestead"  Readers,

A VERY VERY Happy Summer to you all!

My sincere apologies on lack of updates and postings.     It's been awhile!  Hope everyone is well?   No, we haven't fallen off the face of the earth and appreciate all the emails inquiring about our well being (so sweet!)

Just been extremely busy not only growing a garden but community too!  These days our events calendar is chock-a-block full of workshops & skill shares, in addition to farm dinners celebrating local foods and music.

Ok, so lemme see... what's happened since my last post... jumping grasshoppers! a lot!


Quail are laying

2 of our older hens passed peacefully

Took in 3 hens that needed homes

Happy Birthday to Us! This July we''ll be celebrating 13 years online.  That means we are "older" than Google, Facebook and YouTube!

Rescued a few abandoned animals that were dropped off (dog, bunny, kitty) ... one we kept, a kitty who is now best buds with our dog Marley

Good Eggs LA  now carries our produce and preserves that can be delivered to your door - for FREE!

Launched SKILL SHARE Tuesdays & Thursdays - so far we've done bookbinding, cooking with native foods, canning, raising chickens, knitting, mending, fermenting foods & drink

Homestead Hub - new workspace area for homesteading classes

Farm Box program and pick up on Wednesday

3H Club (Homeschool Homestead Helpers)

Partnered with local foodies the Provision Room to provide more food crafting classes

Lots of out-of-town visitors

Summer garden is in full swing

And I  am sure there's is much much more

Coming Up

New improve website & blog
Little House on The Prairie themed farm supper
More skill shares (apron making, bread baking, homebrewing and more)

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