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.
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!
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!