November 18, 2013

On the Rebound: Yes, there is such thing as a free meal



The story about the steak and potatoes isn’t nearly as interesting. I did not raise the beef or the spuds. Although it was local cattle, the hash browns were frozen. Both were obtained by bartering, which is just as much country as growing things. It didn’t cost me more than a few minutes of my time and I did not feel like an old woman at any time during this transaction.

Maybe this isn’t a grand story about how I overcame modern conveniences and liberated myself from society. I am no Thoreau and this is no Walden. But next year, the garden will be bigger and more people in the house might eat the eggs. I know a lot of people that grow large gardens that might be willing to part with a bushel if I do them a favor. And in the end the goal is a more simple life. It’s not a big step, but it is a step.


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