Some homestead happenings today….
Plantings, transplanting, turning over raised beds from spring to summer crops
Picking strawberries, blueberries
Harvesting first cucumbers, figs
Whipping up delicious homegrown, homemade meals
Picking and packing client orders
Picking and hanging herbs to air dry to use in soaps and herbs
Animals chores (still caring for Sairey – her foot looks better) – egg harvesting
Power Point presentation for this Saturday’s “Getting Our Hands Dirty – Growing the Future” presentation Pasadena Smith & Hawkens
… and today yet another unsolicited coverage from CBS Evening News & correspondent Bill Whitaker who visited the Urban Homestead. Their new piece is focusing on how more and more people are starting to grow food in their front lawns. Back in the 1990’s when we smothered the lawn it was strange now it’s starting to make sense to a lot more folks who are growing food instead of grass.
Not sure when this CBS piece will air, but we’ll let ya’ll know.
Chef Jim ( a client of ours for the past seven years) picks up his order and chats with our resident urban farmers about the recent tomato scare
Stay tuned for more entries about flies control and citified farm animals, drying and using herbs, soapmaking, remineralizing the soil, weekly meal wrap up and much, much more!