Just getting home from the mountains. Reintegrating into the world, finding out the things that have happened in the last few days away from the internet. So many horrible new facts, so much pain and so many new revelations. I feel impressed by the courage and love and strength and rage and righteous anger moving through this community and the country and the world.
Today I took a little time alone to work through some stuff. I walked up through a forest and up to a huge meadow of little pine trees. It had been raining all night and was just starting to let up. I sat on a stump and just watched the fog wisps blow through the little tress and the larger foggy clouds play across the evergreen covered mountains in the distance. It was quiet enough to hear the wind in the treetops, the little birds and the scuttle of the forest chipmunks I could see busy in the grass. It was spacious and lonely and full and felt like a moment of perspective. Nature and the earth is so vast and so unconcerned with our problems. And so vulnerable to our abuse too.
Strange to come home after three days in the woods. The piles of laundry and camping equipment are daunting right now, so I am just going to put new sheets on the bed and tackle all the rest in the morning. We do have over 60 pounds of Porcini and few morels to show for our work in the woods. If anyone is interested in some fresh Porcini this week, let me know. We will also be making another batch of Porcini Ragu...so delish.
We are adding some Buttermilk Biscuits to our menu, served with my mom's homemade Blackberry Jam or my Lemon Curd. Also have space to do a few special order cakes this week. Let me know if I can make something special for your celebrations (or just for no reason at all!)
Menu below is good for Monday June 15th (how is it the middle of June already? And how is it possible that we have been doing this for 70 days already). Orders for Monday (San Francisco and North Bay delivery) should be placed by tonight or Sunday morning.
Stay strong. Be kind. Be open to learning and unlearning. Take care of your heart so that it can be open and loving, and also strong and resilient. Hug yourself for me xoxo