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  • I bind myself today to the Holy Powers: Their hands to guide me, Their wisdom to teach me, Their ears to hear me, Their words to give me speech, my heart always to love Them. —Galina Krasskova
  • "Not to hurt our humble brethren in fur, feather or fin, is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission: to be of service to them whenever they require it.” ~Francis of Assisi
  • Tikkun Olam (roughly translated, I understand, as Heal the World)
    “It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it.” –Rabbi Tarfon.
  • "And the Bastard grant us, in our direst need, the smallest gifts: the nail of the horseshoe, the pin of the axle, the feather at the pivot point, the pebble at the mountain's peak, the kiss in despair, the one right word. In darkness, understanding." -- Paladin of Souls by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • "There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious-makes you so sick at heart-that you can't take part. You can't even passively take part. And you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop. And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio
  • "They tell us that we live in a great free republic; that our institutions are democratic; that we are a free and self-governing people. That is too much, even for a joke. ... Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder... And that is war in a nutshell. The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles." —Eugene Victor Debs
  • i do it for the joy it brings / because i am a joyful girl / because the world owes me nothing / and we owe each other the world / i do it because it's the least i can do / i do it because i learned it from you / i do it just because i want to / because I want to —"Joyful Girl", Ani DiFranco
  • "Nothing living should ever be treated with contempt. Whatever it is that lives, a man, a tree, or a bird, should be touched gently, because the time is short. Civilization is another word for respect for life." - Elizabeth Goudge, author of The Joy of the Snow

Sigrdrifa's Prayer

  • Hail to the Day / Hail to Day’s Sons / Hail to the Night and her Daughters / With loving eyes look upon us here / And bring victory to those who have gathered / Hail to the gods / Hail to the goddesses / Hail to the mighty, fecund Earth / Eloquence and native wit bestow on us / And healing hands while we live

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Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Comments

Kai

I can't even BEGIN to tell you how beautiful your bounty is! The baskets of potatoes, apples, and onions just make me feel HAPPY! And the canned things are jars of gorgeous, edible jewels decorating your shelves, Anita! The only BAD thing is, I can't tell what's in the little jars in Can Room 3 OR in the jars (jelly?) of the last photo! Remind me if ever I visit you & John to remain 100% productive 'cause I do NOT want to end up butchered and canned! YIKES! Bwahahahaha! Good idea about taking the new laying hens & - uh - making dinner material of the others! Who gets the dubious honor of doing the 'deed?' I've had to kill chickens for my grandmother to fry but I HATED doing it! She insisted tho', saying it was part of life. Remember - we want to see the Fall garden when it is harvested!

Judy Merrill-Smith

Hi Anita -- I haven't visited your blog in a while, so I am amazed at how busy you are! I can't believe you don't have any squash, either -- how can you have so many tomatoes but no squash?!? Well, such are the vagaries of gardening, I guess.

Meadowlark

Wow. That's a harvest! I am a bit envious, but all things in their time. My time just isn't quite yet apparently.

(And mustard is really easy and fun. A good gift for the holidays with homemade pretzels, too)

Meadowlark

PS... would you can the chicken whole? I've always wondered, because I know that there is a whole chicken available canned at grocery stores, but didn't know if anybody that home canned every did that.

risabee

Whoa! GOOD STUFF, m'dear. Clearly you have NOT been watching a lot of television.

risa b

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