The daffodils are ready to burst open for tomorrow's celebrations! There is so much promise and hope in these clusters of spring happiness.
We had a rare treat tonight, as Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms came to the Rogue Valley to speak to the JCLAC. Joel Salatin is a renowned farmer, author, and supporter of the local foods movement and small family farms. Tonight's talk was based partially on his latest book, "Folks, This Ain't Normal". He is a very entertaining and engaging speaker! He encourages everyone to rediscover the value of the home kitchen, patronize your local food market, and grown something yourself even if it is in one pot! His closing remarks were a blessing on the audience:
May all your carrots grow long and straight,
May the coyotes be struck blind by your chickens,
May your customers love cooking your food in their kitchens,
May the rains be gentle on your pastures,
May your fields grow richer with soil,
May your earthworms dance in celebration,
May the wind be always at your back,
May your children rise up and call you blessed,
And may we leave a better world than we found.
~ Slainte' ~