Here's a little taste of fermentation, so to speak:
Fermentation makes foods more nutritious, as well as delicious. Microscopic organisms – our ancestors and allies – transform food and extend its usefulness. Fermentation is found throughout human cultures. Hundreds of medical and scientific studies confirm what folklore has always known: Fermented foods help people stay healthy. Many of your favorite foods and drinks are probably fermented. For instance: Bread, Cheese, Wine, Beer, Mead, Cider, Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Pickles, Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Salami, Miso, Tempeh, Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Yogurt, Kefir, Kombucha.
There were several other presentations I would have liked to go to, including Home Burial How-To, but there was no time. I was able to collect helpful information instead. I also watched demos on making doughnuts over an open campfire and woodsplitting, caught a little bit of the Women With Wings a cappella group singing, and of course had some yummy food from some of the many food vendors. Ellen visited the yarn tent, of course. The weather was perfect and we had a great time.
|One of Jim Bahoosh's small houses|
Sleep well, John!
|John with his grandson, Julian|