It’s the first full day of purely farm food! Started the day off with a little breakfast with the boys. Some sweet potato hash browns and eggs courtesy of my ducks. Then, for lunch, Vanessa and Rebecca cooked this feast:
Entree: Baked polenta with pigeon peas
Salad: Esmerelda and Red Fire lettuce, tomatoes with some starfruit and dressing made from lemon juice, garlic chives and peanuts
Dessert: Fruit salad with papaya, starfruit and grapefruit
Then for dinner Abby and Hannia produced this:
Entree: Roast rabbit, with tomatoes, jujube and carrots, spiced with sage, tumeric, galangal and bay rum leaf (spices from my rainforest area!), served over sweet potato.
Salad: steamed swiss chard
Dessert: More starfruit and papaya!
So thus ends day two. So far it’s been a feast for the senses. Today at lunch Rebecca read Isaiah 58 to us:
Is not this the fast that I choose:
to loose the bonds of wickedness,
to undo the straps of the yoke,
to let the oppressed go free,
and to break every yoke?
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry
and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover him,
and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
During this time we are considering our abundance more intensely than usual. We are not fasting. Not by any means. We are feasting on what God has provided through this land. But in the midst of this harvest we are called to remember that we live in a world of injustice, hunger, ecological devastation and pain. And the God of potentiality, of community and peace, requires us to honor him by seeking prosperity and freedom for the poor.