On the weekend the Husband and I packed our bags, our boots and our knives in the name of education and discovery on our food journey. We joined fourteen other enthusiastic folk who were passionate about understanding another way to approach the food we buy, cook and eat. Not many times in life would I imagine I would experience a life changing situation like I found myself in. I have walked away inspired...determined to live with a better respect towards food and how I nurture my family. In a way returning to basic principles that perhaps your grandparents and mine would have adopted.
Our weekend was filled with talk of food, foraging, hunting and taking from nature what you need and only what you need. There was laughter around the campfire as we shared our hopes and dreams in regard to living a semi sustainable life. A common thread amongst us.
Ro, our leader, teacher and inspiration was humble as he is candid. His passion for food, hunting, foraging and respect for sacrificing animals is evident. He taught us to dispatch chooks and skin rabbits with upmost care and the joy upon his face when searching and spotting mushroom under the pines was palpable. He loves what he does.
We have come away with visions for our food future. This future is ours and it will be what we make of it.
*Of course these are the "nice" pictures of the weekend. I will post the not so nice ones on my other blog later in the week, if you so wish to see them. If not, I understand.