We’ve had an amazing weekend among the pines in Central Victoria, feasting on saffron milk caps and hanging out with an inspiring bunch of people.
Rohan grows, gathers and hunts nearly all the food his family eats and has been living semi self-sufficiently for the last decade.
And he’s teaching his self-taught skills to the masses – how to forage, catch, kill, skin, pluck and cook – inside a former shearing shed (strung with fairy lights) at an 1880’s homestead called Aghadoe Estate.
It’s about learning the skills that have been lost because of the advent of industrialised food and stupid-markets; it’s about getting your hands dirty and changing attitudes to food; it’s about simple living and empowerment. And it’s not at all preachy.
It couldn’t have been a better weekend. Despite frost and rain and clingy babies who didn’t sleep…
There was fresh air, a cosy campfire, fairy lights, stars, flowing wine, interesting people, and the most unexpectedly nice homemade bunny and chorizo burger.
And wild mushrooms galore.