It was another great time at the Wintercount Primitive Skills Rendevous this year. Beautiful weather and beautiful people; primitive skills galore and amazing speakers and discussions; and, as always, a wonderful sense of community in the Arizona desert. Now that I'm back in freezing cold Utah, I'm kind of kicking myself for not getting more sun while down south. Oh well, I guess I'll have to keep up my vitamin D stores through food.
My class on Primitive Nutrition and Health was a blast to teach. The folks in attendance were very engaged and had lots of insight and knowledge to share. I'm always amazed by the collective wisdom of a group of people, and the discussions that came about from this particular group were quite thought-provoking, to say the least. I'm especially grateful for the folks that were well-versed in some of the finer details of human evolution, which really added a lot to the class. It was also fun hearing others' stories about diet and health and their response to some of the material I provided. One man, who had been on a diet of donuts and soda, expressed his relief that to eat healthy doesn't mean that you have to munch on baby carrots and celery all day long -- and that a diet of steak and potatoes is a viable way to achieve wellness. He liked that idea very much.