SLIGHTLY BACK TO NORMAL

Working in the garden

Justin explains about biodiesel

Picking beans

Interview time

School children take a tour of the urban homestead

Jordanne shows off city chickens

Downtown Pasadena, Elements Restaurant

Social gathering

Whew!

We are all still recovering from two days worth of intense filming last week.  7 am – 6 pm the first day 7:30 am – 6:30 pm the second day for a total of 22 hours for a 6-8 minute piece.   Unfortunately 80% of what was filmed will probably end up on the cutting room floor.   There was just too much stuff to cover for such short episode.

One would think having done this before, it would get easier but for us, everyone film crew is a challenge.  Simply because they each have their own style and angle on how they want to portray this lifestyle.

If and when this “not at liberty to say cable channel” episode on “a day in the life on an urban homestead” will air we won’t know till Spring of 2009.

Behind

Because of the filming last week, we didn’t harvest many of our vegetables and fruits.  Why?  Well,  because no way I would get around to putting up an preserves and the tv production wanted to see the garden overflowing with vegetables.   So that means we are behind in our daily- weekly harvest totals.  Not only that but this week we have to up the ante on our preservation efforts!

On Sunday we made up for our tardy harvest and brought in beans, squash, tomatoes (yeah!), peppers (56lbs to be exact) squash, guavas and pomegranates.   Right now I am staring a dining room table full of produce – time to get preserving!

People enjoying food and conversation

Farmer D shows of one of the trombocino squashes

Little bit of guitar music

Friend shows off his new electric bike and answers questions

Sheesh, what sort of story was I telling?   I wonder….

Chatting

Shindig

We hosted our monthly social gathering and that was as always filled with good food, fellowship and fun.  This year, we’ve successfully hosted one every month!  Of course, soon we’ll have to move inside the house but in the meantime we are enjoying growing community in our backyard.

Everyone brought some amazing tasty dishes and delicious desserts – thank you!

Comments(10)

  1. Sinfonian says:

    Wow, don’t you wonder why every news crew wants basically the same thing over and over, each in their own “special” way? Sorry you didn’t get your harvest and preserving done. Hope you get it handled now that they’re gone and that you didn’t lose anything.

    Great shots by the way!

  2. Sinfonian says:

    Wow, don’t you wonder why every news crew wants basically the same thing over and over, each in their own “special” way? Sorry you didn’t get your harvest and preserving done. Hope you get it handled now that they’re gone and that you didn’t lose anything.

    Great shots by the way!

  3. gerry medland says:

    I Know you Guys n Gals are amazing! Your work and example is ‘earth shaping’ for so many of us.Hope you all get some rest soon!
    Many blessings from my side of the pond!
    gerry m x

  4. gerry medland says:

    I Know you Guys n Gals are amazing! Your work and example is ‘earth shaping’ for so many of us.Hope you all get some rest soon!
    Many blessings from my side of the pond!
    gerry m x

  5. Janice says:

    Oh my goodness! I’d be wasted for a week if I had that many things going on at once! You are all Troopers. I’m sorry you could get your harvests in. I hope they aren’t over-done… greenbeans get too tough when they grow too large. Peppers and Tomatoes are more forgiving. How often do you normally harvest? I’m picking things daily.

  6. Janice says:

    Oh my goodness! I’d be wasted for a week if I had that many things going on at once! You are all Troopers. I’m sorry you could get your harvests in. I hope they aren’t over-done… greenbeans get too tough when they grow too large. Peppers and Tomatoes are more forgiving. How often do you normally harvest? I’m picking things daily.

  7. redclay says:

    Every person who reads this blog regularly does so because of the time and attention that you guys spend in your outreach efforts. If you spent all of your time taking care of the ‘stead, then you wouldn’t have started the revolution. On behalf of all of us who have been given the spark to try to grow something in the small space available to us, I thank you for your consistent effort in publicizing your journey.

  8. redclay says:

    Every person who reads this blog regularly does so because of the time and attention that you guys spend in your outreach efforts. If you spent all of your time taking care of the ‘stead, then you wouldn’t have started the revolution. On behalf of all of us who have been given the spark to try to grow something in the small space available to us, I thank you for your consistent effort in publicizing your journey.

  9. Audra says:

    I was wondering if you could help point me in the direction to find seeds for the Trombocino Squash. I can’t seem to find anyone who has non-hybrid seeds for this! I would love to grow this squash, but I only grow non-hybrid plants, “heirlooms”.
    Thanks so much!
    Audra

  10. Audra says:

    I was wondering if you could help point me in the direction to find seeds for the Trombocino Squash. I can’t seem to find anyone who has non-hybrid seeds for this! I would love to grow this squash, but I only grow non-hybrid plants, “heirlooms”.
    Thanks so much!
    Audra

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