Bounty

Butter in BhutanHave 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

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2 Responses to Bounty

  1. Constance says:

    Today’s post made me smile. Thank you.

  2. Frances says:

    I’m hungry for garden fresh veggies now! Photos are great! Thanks

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