Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sustainability and Chocolate and Bacon, Oh My!

I went to a potluck Sunday night (not related to the Superbowl).  Even though there was stiff competition, in the form of a certain football game, there were still maybe 30 people at the potluck. 

This is a group of people in the Capitol District area that are into permaculture and sustainability.  It was really energizing to talk to people that are on the same wavelength as me.  I caught up with a few people that own land on the same side of the Hudson as me and we talked about doing a work exchange in April.  My concern specifically was pruning my apple trees and one of the folks has experience doing that.  I'd be happy to loan my back and arms to help someone, knowing that the same will come back to me at some point.

I also met the woman that writes the blog Casaubon's Book, or Sharon Astyk.  That's not how she introduced herself and I didn't realize until the next day.  We talked a bit about her wanting to make more of a living from her farm, her goats and her herbs.  Things you may know I'm thinking about!

There were a bunch of smart, committed, caring, nice people there and I left energized and happy.  Exactly the sort of connections that I want to nurture.

Oh - the picture?  It's a chocolate muffin with chocolate icing and bacon bits on top.  I couldn't believe it, but it's really very yummy.


  1. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm chocolate..........does a woman really need to say more? I think NOT!

  2. Sounds like a great meeting. And a run-in with a celebrity - cool!

  3. Weirdly, the bacon tasted really good with the chocolate. I saw a TV piece about a company that's making products on the belief that bacon tastes good with *everything*. Maybe it does.