Monday, November 8, 2010

The pear standard

I came across the Preserve web site by Harriet Fasenfest and enjoyed the nice mix of down to earth practical stuff and the thoughts about human society, all under the theme of "Householding" a great word - my mother was coincidentally a household teacher. Householding is the true economy.

She writes:
"The pears from my old backyard tree are free, plentiful, get no pesticides, need only a few paces to retrieve and are home processed to supply food for the year round. They are part of the family garden and home, part of, and in scale with, the natural world and can be shared with my neighbors and friends. They are the new gold standard – the pear standard."
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