HOMESTEAD HAPPENINGS

It’s crazy!  Everyone’s busier than a bee on a blue basil – well, our ‘stead bees.   Anyhow, we are just plum out busy.

Skuttlebut has it that the long overdue and anticipated upgrades to Freedom Gardens is close, really close!  We’ve waited – and waited, biting our nails over delay after delay after delay.  Hopefully this is the real deal and the FG will be relaunched and reloaded.  You are gonna love it.  As for us, well, we are going to celebrate.  The waiting has really stressed us out (sleepless nights, even a few gray hairs) if and when the upgrades come I promised Jordanne that we going to hit the donut shop around the corner.  Seriously.  We aren’t one for bars or drinks so a hardcore sweet binge it is.

But the work doesn’t end there.  FG site needs content and that will be our next step.  To build up (with your help we hope) the site with growing guidelines, blog and more.  Hey, we could use your input and help on this.  So dig in and help grow this site into something that we all can be proud of.   Then upwards and onward to a social network for urban homesteaders and backyard citified farm animals.

The weather’s turned weird again.  Or actually I should say “back to normal.”  After a scorching week, temperatures have dropped back to normal – 65-70 degrees.  There’s a chance of rain over the weekend, but it’s looking more like a slight chance.

Jordanne’s working on our short HGR film for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.  Lots of editing and licensing to go through. We are touching base with a few friends to take care of things while we are away – goats need care.   Still not sure if we want to board the goats somewhere or have a friend of ours, who is a pet sitter, take care of things while we are away.  So I’ve been busy talking with friends going over dates and such.  Ok, I think I need a paper bag!

The Wild & Scenic FF has a list of things they need from us and dates they need them by.  First on the list was a cover, poster for the film.  Which we finished and it looks really nice.  They’ve also asked for a trailer, so Jordanne’s putting that together as we speak.

Justin’s been tinkering, spending late nights in the garage.  Farmer D is putting together another bee hive for expansion.  He’ll be going in to check the health of the hive soon to make sure everything’s looking good before winter.

Of course, there’s gardening – lots of planting, turning the compost over in our huge compost pile at the back of the property.  Cleaning out all the dead growth from summer’s growth and so on.

Also, PTF has two community events to attend on Sunday.  Some of us will be at Pasadena City College and some will be at Pacific Oaks School on California Ave.  So stop by if you can and say hi.

It’s a busy, busy time and believe you me, I haven’t even written a half of what’s going on.  I wish I could because it would make for some good reads.

More later….

Comments(4)

  1. Sinfonian says:

    Folks, who said you had to do everything all at once? I know we’re all go-getters, but you have to sleep sometime. And I see you almost forgot about your garden when you were talking. Can’t have that happen and still eat, hehe. I know you need to worry about the animals, but we at FG will be JUST FINE without you and without an upgrade until you are plum good and ready for it.

    And content?!? Believe me when I say that FG has more content than most of the established gardening sites out there after only a few months of beta testing. It’s phenomonal! Is the interface perfect? No, but it’s good enough for a good long while. IMHO.

    Just thought I’d put my 2 cents in. Enjoy the film festival and knock their socks off. Can’t wait to see the finished product. You are all so darn creative. Bravo!

  2. Sinfonian says:

    Folks, who said you had to do everything all at once? I know we’re all go-getters, but you have to sleep sometime. And I see you almost forgot about your garden when you were talking. Can’t have that happen and still eat, hehe. I know you need to worry about the animals, but we at FG will be JUST FINE without you and without an upgrade until you are plum good and ready for it.

    And content?!? Believe me when I say that FG has more content than most of the established gardening sites out there after only a few months of beta testing. It’s phenomonal! Is the interface perfect? No, but it’s good enough for a good long while. IMHO.

    Just thought I’d put my 2 cents in. Enjoy the film festival and knock their socks off. Can’t wait to see the finished product. You are all so darn creative. Bravo!

  3. IndianaCraig says:

    ALRIGHT JUSTIN!!! Come on, buddy..how about a hint of some kind, or a teaser….something!! Otherwise, I’m just going to have to kindly ask if you would pick up the pace, so that we know what you’re working on!!
    Just kidding. However,..I have to admit..it’s kind of driving me nuts trying to figure out what it is.
    You all continue to amaze and inspire me. Thanks for your continuing efforts, and willingness to let us walk the Path with you!!
    IndianaCraig

  4. IndianaCraig says:

    ALRIGHT JUSTIN!!! Come on, buddy..how about a hint of some kind, or a teaser….something!! Otherwise, I’m just going to have to kindly ask if you would pick up the pace, so that we know what you’re working on!!
    Just kidding. However,..I have to admit..it’s kind of driving me nuts trying to figure out what it is.
    You all continue to amaze and inspire me. Thanks for your continuing efforts, and willingness to let us walk the Path with you!!
    IndianaCraig

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