So, back to my day. I went down to my outside area, a place shielded from the sun but also free from electricity and other dangerous temptations. I kept my water there, in small tubs. I rinsed off the mulberries in some of the brownish water in order to save my precious drinking water. As I was about to put one in my mouth, I noticed some tiny wiggly things on it. Ew. Miniature worms.
I rinsed them off more thoroughly, and inspected each one before eating it. Mulberries are actually pretty good, for people who've never tried them.
But soon I was bored with them, and thought of a nice bowl of granola, and how nice that is. Healthy, too. I decided I wouldn't miss my week of no fossil fuels when it was over.
Throughout the day, I read, wrote in my journal, and stayed outside a lot. By mid-day, I was irritable and hungry. But I didn't really want to eat wild plants, which I knew would be uninteresting without the usual condiments to spice them up. I couldn't use pepper or salt to make them tastier, because they had been transported using fossil fuel.