“It is to be broken. It is to be
torn open. It is not to be
reached and come to rest in
ever. I turn against you,
I break from you, I turn to you.
We hurt, and are hurt,
and have each other for healing.
It is healing. It is never whole.”
― Wendell Berry, The Collected Poems, 1957-1982
It is a privilege to know and be close to Megumi Sugihara and McGregor Gaines. Not only do they cook and eat like champions (see above), but they are excellent people: McGregor has more passion and creativity than many artistic districts combined (check out our wood chip gasifer kiln coming soon) and Megumi is committed for the common good where thy pen, camera, and ladle are mightier than any sword!! Thanks for the documenting and great recipes!!
So this week I had the pleasure of getting 100 dozen eggs from David Toews and Stagecoach Organics, LLC in Saguache County. This is the OTHER egg farm we are procuring the Organic eggs for our distribution. Ab Yoder does our GMO-free egg line, and David does our Certified Organic line. 4 pm every day is egg collection time. Who runs the show? Five kids from 12 down to maybe 7 or 8. Is the fact that these farmers have common faith, Yoder's are Amish and the Toews are Mennonite, that keeps their farms functioning and kids in useful service? These kids do not only do an excellent job, but they are eager to work and help each other. As I am half way through loading eggs, another group of cousins come in and say "Can I help?" I am amazed, confounded, and comforted. Makes me reconsider the connotation that Karl Marx offered: "Religion is the opiate of the masses." Maybe its also the place where food, family, and farm still sustainably function.
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