Monday, September 9, 2013
Raccoon Recipes, Distributism, Chelsea Green Books, and Hard Cider
Henry Thoreau, Walden
Q. What do Raccoon Recipes, Distributism, Chelsea Green Books, and Hard Cider have in common?
A. Christian Farm and Homestead Radio
I am sometimes privileged to be a guest on this weekly show by Scott Terry. Scott is fun to talk to because he is like Thoreau's long headed farmer. He has that unique combination of being well grounded in real world practical skills (he is a full time dairyman, and was once a full time backcountry trapper in Alaska) but still extremely well read and a careful thinker.
Our last conversation covered everything in the title of this post block, plus we touched on Merle Haggard, the whiskey rebellion, the 19th Century Dutch Anti-Revolutionary Party, Ruger Firearms, coyote and bobcat trapping, Henry VIII, and squirrel dogs!
And big city folk call us neanderthals, rednecks, rubes, and hillbillies? I always smile inside when urbanites look down on country people as lacking sophistication. Real sophistication is complexity of thought and a broad interest in the world around us.