Pear wealth and other good things
My parents, during their 2 month stay in Durango, have noticed that here, people don’t talk so much about their jobs, or politics or culture, like they do in the West Coast city my parents usually live in. Here, it’s: I just got 50 lbs of tomato seconds for $44! Or, We’re taking the kids backpacking to the wild hot springs. Or, I can’t go anywhere this weekend, I’m canning applesauce. (True. The sample size of er, my community, might skew the odds).
Anyway, our stock in pears is soaring. We’re expecting winter dividends in dried pears, pear sauce and root cellar-chilled raw pears. See, I do understand economics after all! (knock-your-socks-off pear recipe coming soon if I can get the copyrights from Jojo).
ps: my parents have spent most of the last 2 months like this:
It’s going to be so hard to say goodbye. But as my dad always says, “it’s just goodbye for now.”
*Winner of the 10-day Family Recharge is Danielle, who said: Camping! Being away from the crazy schedules of work and school for a few days recharges my family. But really, everyone is a winner because it’s a pay what you can class. Go here for more details including info (see FAQ’s) on what it looks like to pay what you can. Danielle, I’ll get your info to Erin.
*Also, the Positive Discipline classes by PeaceWorks are this weekend! Free class tonight, Top Ten Tools for Raising Responsible Children from 7:30 – 9pm at Yoga Durango on Main, and half day workshop tomorrow, Why Children Misbehave and What You Can Do About It, 1pm-5pm, also at Yoga Durango, in which you can still get $10 off by entering 6512andgrowing in the coupon code, and another $10 off at the door, by bringing a friend.
And in the Department of Touching and Lovely Collaborations, I just spoke with Ruth Cutcher, Suzuki guitar teacher at The Guitar Dojo (and 6512 sponsor), and learned that she’s offering free childcare to the parents of her guitar students so they can attend the Friday night PeaceWorks talk. This is because Suzuki is about character development through music, and Ruth wants to support parents in getting off the harmful wheel of bribes and threats in relationship to guitar practice and everything else. Wow.
*And, if edible weeds is your thing, I’m teaching Edible Weeds and Fall Gardening at my house on Saturday, 10am – 11am. 3 spots left. Details here.
Bring your mystery weeds for identification.
* I hear the forecast is 28F for Saturday night.
Cover those tomatoes, or say “goodbye for now.”
*Psst: highly experimental fermented chocolate beverage currently fizzing away on Fermentation Row. If it’s a winner, (results available in 2 weeks), you’re all invited for samples.