Staplehurst, October 2019

Posted: 17 October, 2019 | Category: Walks

Thank you everyone who joined us in Staplehurst today, contributing to a fantastic afternoon.

Walking in the bright autumn sunshine there was the crunch of acorns underfoot every oak. Sally was able to use these nuts to help us reflect on the paradox of new life, that grows out of decay and change.

With the abundance of acorns some shared thoughts and ambitions on how to cook with this overwhelming harvest. It was impressive to hear of Pauline’s patient efforts to cook them! The writer Richard Mabey says of acorns “the raw kernels are forbiddingly bitter to most palates, but chopped and roasted they can be used as a substitute for almonds”

Another potential abundant crop could have been fungi. But while many looked tempting, sadly none of us was confident enough to identity the mushrooms were safe. We might look forward to another time where we can be guided by an fungi expert.

Next Walk Church meets at Smarden Parish Church Sunday 24th November 2pm.

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