1.15.2009

On the farm

Today, I was in the Gaia field picking mature Pride of Venice bean pods and pulling out the seeds. Then, a girl named Tara and I replanted some of the seeds we had picked. While we were planting them, she had to leave to harvest some fresh greens.

Thirty minutes later, I was eating those greens in an amazing salad with fresh mango vinegar salad dressing. Then I walked out near the Mandala garden in the center of the property and pulled off a small twig from a Neem tree and brushed my teeth with the bark (you can actually make toothpaste if you grind the bark into powder).

I also learned how to make fire only using wood, string, and a little tender (coconut) - Castaway style.

And so much more - that will come when I have time to write it all down.

6 comments:

max. said...

hey. it's 14 here and 74 there. just fyi.

oh and it's 40 in anchorage.

Mom said...

It sounds like you are enjoying macrobiotic eating at its best! I am jealous!

Will Rucker said...

uggghhhhhhhh...i am so jealous. unreal. i read this and immediately went into michael's room and was like...dude, michael you have to read this.

Amandawn said...

dear ben, i said it this morning and i'll say it again...i think you may have landed in heaven.

Amandawn said...

gah. amazing.

Big B said...

well i ate a bowl of honey nut cheerios a little earlier and then walked out in the snow... where i built a hut and made a fire out of two twigs.

not jealous of you ;)