Bonus points to you if you knew that Meleagris gallopavo is the scientific name for turkey!  Partial bonus points if you googled Meleagris gallopavo and discovered what it meant!  

Turkey day is upon us so it seems only fitting that I give some shout outs to those people that have been integral parts to the start up of Dogpatch Urban Gardens...

Big thanks to:

Eric - While technically DUG is my personal business, this could have never happened without my amazing husband. He has given me full support and the confidence to start this adventure. He has done so many things during the infancy stages of DUG. He's my business mentor, website creator, handy-man, free laborer, networker, and even childcare while I have farm work to get done.

Dad - Thanks for being Eric's copilot on the walk-in cooler journey. I hear Melvern, Iowa is beautiful this time of year!  Thanks for your labor as well as input on the business end of things. I really appreciate your knowledge and input!

Mom - Thanks for your willingness to help out with my little rugrats. They love the time they get to spend with you and I love being able to get work done without a 7 weeker, 2 and 4 year old by my side!

Lucas, Adam, &, Kendal - One thing I love about our neighborhood (the Dogpatch) are our neighbors. People here help each other out and we've benefited first hand from the work from our Piekenbrock crew. Lucas, Adam, and Kendall have all contributed by getting their hands dirty and lessening our load. I am very grateful for all their have done. On that same note, big thanks to their better halves (Dida, Chantel, and Mel) for letting us steal them away from your families!

Hillary - Our amazing logo was designed by Hillary Fieldsend (http://hillaryfieldsend.com). She has been great to work throughout the design process.  My initial thoughts of what I wanted the logo to look like evolved throughout the design process and she did a great job of listening and creating the final product. 

Baby Lewis - Thank you for being a good sleeper and allowing me to get work done during your 2 hour intervals between feedings!

Dogpatchers - Thanks for reaching out on Facebook and introducing yourselves. I can't wait to meet all of you and get to know you better!

Those of your reading this blog - Thank you for your enthusiasm and support of DUG. It really helps to motivate me to grow the best possible product for you. I’m excited for spring to get here so I can supply you with fresh, local, and nutritious produce!

As you can imagine, Life is CRAZY hectic right now. That said, I couldn't imagine it any other way. I was driving behind a van yesterday that had a bumper sticker that spoke to me. The bumper sticker said, "If you think my hands are full you should see my heart."

Hope your hearts (and stomachs) are just as full as mine this thanksgiving!

Your urban farmHer, Jenny

Quality time with Grandma

Quality time with Grandma

Piekenbrockers: Lucas, Liam, & Dida

Piekenbrockers: Lucas, Liam, & Dida

Piekenbrockers: Chantel, Zophia, & Adam

Piekenbrockers: Chantel, Zophia, & Adam

Piekenbrockers: Kendal & Mel

Piekenbrockers: Kendal & Mel

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