Have you heard it’s OK to eat butter? And eggs too? Of course, if we could get fresh-churned butter from organic grass fed cows, that would be the best!
Recently I’ve been given eggs from three different friends who have or care for chickens. And produce too! I rescued a friend from “tomato hell” yesterday. She planted half the number of tomato plants as last year and got twice as many. Today a friend brought apples and pears to our consultation group. Another gave me dried peach slices and cherry tomatoes. And eggplants straight from the garden, and peppers too.
I moved around a lot growing up. When I was fifteen, we landed in Vermont, and I saw my first home vegetable garden. I remember thinking “why would you have a garden when you can get veggies from the grocery store?” I was completely bewildered—but no more (at least about that!).
Would that all beings everywhere could enjoy this harvest bounty…
Photo: Bhutanese woman from Laya village with her churner, 1986