SATURDAY SOCIAL

Saturday was our monthly social night here on the urban homestead with nearly 30 of our friends and supporters.  We have been hosting these shindigs for nearly 5 years now!

With Saturday being V-Day, the table spread was a little heavy on the chocolates and wine but, nonetheless, filled with incredible food.  There was even a huge box of chocolate dipped strawberries and those were just divine.

You never know who’s going to show up at these gatherings.  An unexpected guest this time around was a fellow Freedom Gardener from Utah who was in town visiting his parents.  He brought a gift with him – salt from the Great Salt Lake.   I like cooking with natural salts – the bigger crystal the better so it will be a wonderful experience to do some cooking with west coast harvested salt.

I was surprised to learn that with the huge salt flats there in Utah that nobody really wild harvests their own salts.  I bet that will change in the future when salt will be huge trading commodity.

Jordanne brought out the laptop so our visiting FGer from Utah could view the new Homegrown Revolution video.   Later on in the evening, Jordanne brought in our long time chicken resident (since 2002), Ms Clementime, for dinner (just kidding!) er, some fawning and petting.  Even though this old chick is retired, she’s still queen of the coop and still clucking along.

After the food was demolished, then it was time for a bit of music and singing.

Friends, food and fellowship – what better way to spend an evening!   This is exactly what urban homesteading is about; not only is it about growing your own food, raising animals or even having solar panels, but also about creating an alternative social culture that cultivates friendships and a sense of community.

Comments(6)

  1. Mia Bagley says:

    It always looks like you guys have such a great time. I love the red cabinets! and I’m very curious about your wood stove. I want to put one in but our house is small and I’ve been researching which ones would be best. Thanks for all you do!

  2. Cindie K. says:

    Of all the wonderful, wonderful things I enjoy about your lifestyle, it is the fellowship you have with other like-minded souls that most captures my sense of awe. Such a simple, rich, and fulfilling life you describe. I cannot express how much I enjoy and look forward to my daily “fix” on your site.

  3. Shereen Saiki says:

    Your family is such a delight! I check in once in awhile when I need encouragement to keep going till I can set up my own urban homestead. Please know that it means a great deal to those of us doing the hardest part- getting started- to see people who have achieved their dreams.

    I could not resist peeling myself away from the bustle of the day when I saw the “goat walk” title. Too cute and such an interesting alternative to walking the dog!

    I am just blown away by how you are LIVING.

    Sending you sunshine and aloha from Hawaii!

  4. Shereen Saiki says:

    Your family is such a delight! I check in once in awhile when I need encouragement to keep going till I can set up my own urban homestead. Please know that it means a great deal to those of us doing the hardest part- getting started- to see people who have achieved their dreams.

    I could not resist peeling myself away from the bustle of the day when I saw the “goat walk” title and then read down to read about how you let loose and have a good time. Too cute and such an interesting alternative to walking the dog!

    I am just blown away by how you are LIVING.

    Sending you sunshine and aloha from Hawaii!

  5. Shereen Saiki says:

    Your family is such a delight! I check in once in awhile when I need encouragement to keep going till I can set up my own urban homestead. Please know that it means a great deal to those of us doing the hardest part- getting started- to see people who have achieved their dreams.

    I could not resist peeling myself away from the bustle of the day when I saw the “goat walk” title and then scrolled down to read about how you let loose and have a good time. Too cute and such an interesting alternative to walking the dog!

    I am just blown away by how you are LIVING.

    Sending you sunshine and aloha from Hawaii!

  6. jengod says:

    I love that gallery display to keep all the photos compacted. Very neat and clean. And thanks for the apple blossom pix up top. Beautiful!

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