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.