what is value? This is a family's "favorite wooden spoon," made by an anonymous Haitian*, and sold cheap at an import store. It became the basis for another essay on the value of a wooden spoon, and has become part of this one. The economy of wares: the value of a wooden spoon Ideally, I’d sell wooden spoons and bowls directly, person to person, and the value of a wooden spoon would be common knowledge. Buyers could handle things, see some of the process, chat, sign up for a class, build relationships — and burn less fossil fuel…. In the meantime, however, most folks start by looking for . . .
The Scything Handbook: Learn How to Cut Grass, Mow Meadows and Harvest Grain by Hand
The Scything Handbook is one more on a string of beautiful, helpful (and once common) pearls that can help save us from a debilitating fate as mere "consumers," and restore us to our birthrights as participants in creation. Full disclosure here, I know the author Ian. We're teaching a class together in Oregon this August (info and registration here), and I also wrote the forward to his book, which is brief, clear, and as simple as a clean cut with a sharp blade -- an ideal starting place if you're interested in giving up your stinky, noisy mowing machine and replacing it with an old-world . . .
Hannah’s bread, The Splendid Table
For Hanna's sourdough-bread recipe follow the link: https://www.splendidtable.org/recipes/sourdough-bread . . .