In the day. We have one more busy week to go with Earth Week and then everything should (hopefully) go back to normal.
I have two weeks of meals sitting here on my desk (um that didn’t come out right – the menu list NOT the actual food), loads of photos from this weekend’s events and homesteading stories to share – especially issues with the weather (we went from a touch of ice in the morning midweek to over 90 degrees this weekend)
But, unfortunately for our LHITC journal readers, we have another busy week on tap. Not to mention just getting off a busy weekend with a composting solutions presentation on Saturday and then an all day eco fair on Sunday.
Tonight (Monday) we’ll be at the Santa Monica public library giving a presentation on urban homesteading from 7 pm – 9pm.
Tuesday and Wednesday we spend those two days sharing our lives with foreign press working on a story.
On Friday morning we visit a local school for their opening ceremony for their new LEEDS certified facility
Saturday we celebrate Greening the Earth Day in Pasadena (Memorial Park, 10 am – 4 pm ) – make sure to come out and check out our wonderful Freedom Gardens table!
Sunday we’ll be at Claremont Earth Day festivities and giving another presentation on urban homesteading at 12:45 noon at New Village in downtown Claremont.
Then on Sunday evening we host another FILM & FOOD NIGHT. On top of swapping crops, seeds and a good old fashion potluck.
Jordanne will be bringing over the goats and there to answer any question people have about raising backyard farm animals. So come on down for some good food, fun and fellowship.
Can’t forget the typical urban homesteading elements that need to be done on a daily basis – planting, animals, projects, etc. Which on such days/weeks like this one we start falling a wee bit behind so we start working longer hours to try to get done all the things expect of us. Some people then ask us “why are you doing this”and we reply “why not?”
Oh, and I haven’t even mention all the webby work that goes on around here – there’s Freedom Gardens upgrades that we (I say we but it’s really ONE person) are working on, a new PTF site (yes really!) and the burden that comes with trying to do it all ourselves since donations have been slow in coming these past few months on account of the economic downturn I suppose. We expected that but on account of more people growing their own food, we thought Freedom Seeds would help support the multi faceted aspects of our outreach. Instead of donating outright we assumed people needed seeds and would get something in turn for their support but unfortunately that hasn’t been the case and seeds sales have been slow. So slow that in fact we won’t even pay off our investment — unless things turn around.
Even though we are busy, all this outreach takes time, energy and even money away from investing in projects, needs for our own urban homestead.
Some days we feel that we are up the creek without a paddle… while we are out there, or here on the internet sharing with you/others we are falling further and further behind (both in time and money)
Just remember while you enjoy our sites and appreciate our work, while it may be offered free to you it does COST someone. Like they say “nothing in life is free.”
If you can’t afford to make a donation, or you’ve already purchased your seeds or made a donation then perhaps take time and s spread the word to someone who may be hasn’t. Just remember “If not you, then who? If not now, then when?”
This week, I will try to squeeze out some entries for your enjoyment but given our/my workload I wouldn’t be so sure. Um then again, I will have THREE weeks work of weekly meals to share and I can’t fall too far behind!
Now if you’ll excuse me I need to clean out the chicken coop and get to work.