Today I enjoyed time with two friends in two separate food-related endeavors. One of them crazy enough to get up early and go questing for a supposedly killer purslane haul. The other tenacious enough to spend several hours shredding produce in my kitchen to make two varieties of sauerkraut.
Two crocks of veggies are fermenting on my table right now.
The purslane was a little “gone by,” but we are salvaging it as chicken feed.
And in both cases, we had a great time together, reconnecting.
It made me think of something I just read in an e-newsletter from an eco-village called Dancing Rabbit.
Relearning harmony with the earth at this time in existence is a great undertaking, in a world where bug spray, Big Macs, smartphones, and petroleum are readily available.
It is a great undertaking, I agree. Everything in our culture pulls in the opposite direction. But friends can ease the way. They make swimming upstream companionable.
What about you? In what ways do your friends join you in living a bit more lightly on the planet?
thanks Shawndra! A fun visit makes the tedious activity of endless chopping go quickly… These ‘veggie n knives’ parties need to catch on like the ‘wine and canvas’…
I see a Groupon in the making! Hah!