Only two hours left for my “epic”, month-long experiment in surviving on food grown and raised only on my mini-farm in urban Oakland. My BF and I went to Berkeley Bowl and I bought a few items in anticipation of tomorrow, when I can eat some store bought crap. Here’s what I got:
-half and half
-bag of corn chips
I got sort of spaced out at Berkeley Bowl–so many dizzying options. But I rejected most of them. I went to buy walnuts, and I remembered, like a girl recalling her first lover, the farmer who sells walnuts on Fridays. Same with the butter. It’s great to know I don’t ‘need’ to buy anything.
My mom wanted to know if I felt more healthy after doing this. I have to say yes. Being off coffee for a month is good no matter what. Sorry if this is TMI but I didn’t have cramps this month at all. I’ve decided to only drink coffee as a treat. For my morning bev, it’s lapsong souchong all the way! Also, I lost a bit of fat on my arms and hips, so I’m feeling kinda buff. I can’t wait, though, to have enough to eat so I can take long bike rides without starting to fade.
Tomorrow I’m meeting an editor for lunch. That word, lunch, is just luscious.
Okay, I’m babbling. Starting the next post, it’s back to photos of the farm animals, and less about me. Whew! Thanks for joining me–and rabbit rabbit!
P.S. I have a story in today’s salon.com: http://www.salon.com/mwt/food/eat_drink/2007/08/01/black_panthers/
I guess I made one mistake: the Alice Water’s Edible Schoolyard is at MLK elementary, not Malcolm X. Sorry, I went on a tour of Malcolm X elementary’s schoolyard a few years ago, so I thought that was the garden. It is a nice space with a cob tool shed and lovely veggies.