Progress is overrated

IMG_1838This musing is absolutely informed by Wendell Berry’s writings.

 

I think I have come to disagree with the majority of Americans, possibly the majority of people, on the idea of progress.

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Eggs three ways.

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My daughter and I were lucky enough to be invited to spend some time at a local farm, Radical Roots. It’s a beautiful wild property. They have a vast amount of space for so many different vegetables, one of which is featured in one of the recipes and is utterly delicious. The property is tamed with small agriculture but has so much wild space surrounding the farm. We spent time playing at a creek that, I later learned, connects to my father’s property. They recently planted an orchard. There is talk of cows. They have chickens. Chickens mean fresh eggs. I cannot express my love for fresh farm eggs. These beautiful eggs hold so much more flavor and color.¬†They are absolutely preferential. If you can get your hands on farm fresh eggs I highly recommend it. And, although I have not met many farmers, I am certain that most are just as generous as our new friends. We left with a bounty of fresh food that filled our pantry and refrigerator: leeks, green onion, hakurei turnips, peppers, cauliflower, eggs, squash, potatoes, and fresh thyme, cilantro and dill.

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