To qualify for this Badge Bit:
- prepare all the food for 8 people
- clean up all the dishes, pots and pans, etc used to cook and serve the food.
To document this Badge Bit:
- post a list of all the foods you are serving, and say how many people you served
- a picture of the food being prepared
- a picture of the 8 people eating your food! (we assume you are person #9 behind the camera)
- a picture of the dishes being cleaned up
- a picture of a clean kitchen and dining area
Elemental Ecology (zach weiss) was at my place to do soil samples and earthworks planning. This was a good time to earn this badge.(and why i got distracted from learning to make BB's)
I was proud of the amount of "homestead" produced items i used in preparations. Meat never left my place. It was born, raised, harvested, and butchered here. Same with turkey broth i used as a base. Salt and carrots were made or grown here.
The night before i cubed the lamb (1 leg, 2 shoulders). I added a quart of turkey broth and onions. Salt and pepper. Water to fill. This was pressured cooked then put in fridge.
I started a rustic bread. Mixed ingrediants, kneaded it, then set it aside to rise.
In the AM. I kneaded the bread (2 hours before it goes in oven). I put lamb in pot. Added cut potatoes and carrots. Set it on simmer.
At that point i was actively involved in the outside project. I asked my wife to run up and preheat oven, put bread in, and turn the heat up on the stew.
8 were invited, 6 showed up. I should have made 3 breads. I think it would have been gone. 3 made dinner out of the stew, so 9 meals were eaten over the day.
They were given samples of my mustang grape wine. 3 ate a fresh asparagus spear (picked 2 days prior).
Vivian shared a mushroom tea. Chaga mushroom from (quebec). She talked highly of the mediicinal values of it.
It was hard on the dishes part. Lol. Cause they all wanted to help. I was like "NO! I'VE GOT TO EARN MY MERIT BADGE!". They got a kick out of it.
The participants were Zach, Cassie, and Viviane(sp?) From elental group. Angela that we met at Zachs presentation, my wife and I.
Nicole Alderman wrote:. Maybe this one should be edited to say that, too?
I believe that's only fair. I think that would be helpful and reduce any confusion and disappointment that may occur from people reading, and meeting the requirements of one set of pep badge instructions, but not a different set of instructions located on a different thread, and being denied the badge they worked hard for.
I think Wayne clearly met all the criteria listed in the instructions above.
"Study books and observe nature; if they do not agree, throw away the books." ~ William A. Albrecht
posted 1 week ago
Let me reiterate i stated this for the benefit of others. It is a peP.AUL. Please don't turn it into peFAIR or peUNFAIR. That wasn't my point.
I was able to prepare a homegrown home cooked meal for 3 of the most fascinating people on the planet. I'm still in awe over the day.
When I started the forums, most of the users felt that my moderating was "wrong" but I stuck to my guns and now 99.99% of other forums have disolved and this one is still growing strong. I think that good people appreciate being part of something that has good, strong standards.
I am confident that wayne will serve another meal and get this BB sorted later. I will update the BB to make it clear about eight people.