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Fall is in the air.

November 3, 2011

Today was the most glorious fall day.  There was no pre-school today (fall break) and with no firm plans the little peppers and I headed down to Powderhorn Park.  You never know what you will find at Powderhorn and the day did not disappoint. As soon as we unloaded from the van we smelled it: a campfire.  But wait.  This was no ordinary campfire.  A friendly group of folks has fashioned their own oven and were stoking a fire, preparing to bake bread right there by the parking lot.

“Look children,” I pointed, “These people have made their own oven.  They just mixed up some concrete…”

“No concrete!”  I was interrupted.  “This oven is made entirely from sticks, hay, and clay.”  Of course.  The oven was festooned  with  little clay gargoyles, all with very large breasts.

This is one of the strangest things I’ve seen at Powderhorn since the “Food not Bombs” campaign last summer.  “Food not Bombs” was a group of, shall we say, very relaxed individuals with a large “Food not Bombs” banner, sharing with the world a small salad they had made exclusively from things they found in their own yard.  The children and I, who will never be found eating in our own kitchen when we could eat anywhere else, joined the motley crew for some salad.  I was not even thinking about bombing anything that day, but one wonders how many others did not set off their bombs after tasting that unusual salad.  As no bombs went off at the park that day, or since, I’d say “Food not Bombs” was a real success.

Also a success was the bread baking.  We stayed for three hours, getting to watch the whole process, and eat bread at the end.

Charlie, always the spokesman for group, expressed our gratitude to a woman with long gray hair saying, “Excuse me sir, your bread is delicious.”

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth S permalink
    November 4, 2011 12:33 am

    Love it! Reading your posts brings back such good MN memories!

  2. Anne Calvin permalink
    November 4, 2011 2:48 am

    This post brought tears to my eyes, I was laughing so hard! I even read it out loud to Paul, who also laughed very hard. You’ve officially made me a follower of this blog.

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