The flurry of posts and memorials for Robin William’s death has subsided a little. Life goes on and on.
Meanwhile, I keep going to the Farmers’ Markets. The act of going & the act of buying followed by the process of preparing and freezing or canning or cooking… Let’s start over before I create a huge run on sentence.
The act of going to the market is therapeutic. I get to talk to people, ask questions, and interact positively.
The midweek market is a place filled with happy people! If you look closely at the photo, you’ll see two bunches of carrots. A vendor gave me the second bunch for free because I bought peas and beans from him. He was just being generous and nice – he didn’t know I had a pet rabbit at home waiting for fresh food like this.
Rosemary, Thyme, and Lemon Basil hang in the attic. They’ll hang from those hooks for at least two weeks until they’re dry or pretty darn close to it. Like gardening, hanging herbs for drying demonstrates a belief in the future. They won’t dry overnight.
Like gardening, drying my own herbs is a process, not a product. So on we go, growing and harvesting and gathering what we’ll need for the future. The future looks good.