Just some random images taken Friday, Saturday and Sunday with a few anecdotes to boot.
With Mother’s Day, Friday was a busy day picking and packing salad, greens, herbs and edible flowers. Just to give you an idea, we picked/packed over 1000 flowers and 11 plus lbs of salad!
We also received an email from one of the assistant/apprentice chefs which said:
Subject: Letter of Appreciation
Hello Dervaes family,
My name is JS. I’ve been working a Elements Kitchen for a few months and using your delicious greens in many of our special salads. All i knew about you was that you were local and I thought that was great. Then we started getting photographers and film-makers capturing me make the salads and i thought, “whats up with all this attention”.
I finally got around to checking you out on the internet, watching numerous videos and stopping by to check out your location. I was truly amazed and i think that you all should be commended and looked upon by our society as examples. It really inspires me to do my best to be self sufficient. I really think our country, our world is in definite trouble and the only way we could improve is to do exactly what your doing.
Ok, well i’ll see you on the next delivery, until then, much appreciation. – JS
The urban homestead’s utility porch complete with hanging food dryers, three solar ovens, hand washer and outdoor galvanized sinks and a solar clothes dryer (yeah, just a fancy name for a clothes line)
Bare feetsies or is it footsies?
We have our PTF/FG staff & volunteers over for a slow food dinner and discussion about helping out at upcoming events
Weekend goat walk and gleaning for free goat food
Turning over, the garden transforms to summer crops.
Chickens hanging out together.