Quote of the Month
Being in your own buisness is working eighty hours a week so you can avoid working forty hours a week for someone else.
Ramona E.F. Arnett
Nowdays people know the price of everything and the value of nothinhg.
The reason a lot of people do not recognize opportunity is because it usually goes around wearing overalls looking like hard work.
Thomas A. Edison
Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.
Job E. Hedges
I learned long ago time never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.
When the well's dry, we know the worth of water.
"Be joyful because it is humanly possible"
One of the delights of life is eating with friends, second to that is talking about eating. And, for an unsurpassed double whammy, there is talking about eating while you are eating with friends.
"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quite in a crowded day - like writing a poem, or saying a prayer"
Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Gift From the Sea
We may live without friends; we may live without books
But civilized men cannot live without cooks.
The world is so empty if one
thinks only of mountains, rivers, and cities;
but to know someone here and there who thinks
and feels with us, and though distant, is close to us in spirit-
this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
If you want to be healthier, get off the salmonella, e-coli, mad cow assembly-line hell train! God I love that statement. What did I just say?
You can bury a lot of troubles digging in the dirt.
There is, a politics of food that, like any politics, involves our freedom. We still (sometimes) remember that we cannot be free if our minds and voices are controlled by someone else. But we have neglected to understand that we cannot be free if our food and its sources are controlled by someone else...One reason to eat responsibly is to live free.
Wendell Berry "The Pleasures of Eating" 1989
Without power over our food any notion of democracy is empty.
Frances Moore Lappe
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.
...I wake up each day torn between a desire to save the world and a desire to savor the world. This makes it very hard to plan the day."
"Then summer fades and passes and October comes. We'll smell smoke then, and feel an unexpected sharpness, a thrill of nervousness, swift elation, a sense of sadness and departure."
As far as butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
"Land really is the best art"
Andy Warhol, 1985
"To forget how to dig the earth and tend the soil is to forget ourseleves."
The trees are whispering to me,
reminding me of my roots, and my reach
can you hear them?
Selflessly,sharing their subtle song.
"When we tug at a single thing in nature, we
Find it attached to the rest of the world"
is the time for comfort, for good
food and warmth, for a touch of a
friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire:
it is the time for home.
"The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination". Ward Elliot Hour
Quotes from 2009
" So I saw there is nothing better than a man should enjoy his work, for that is his lot." Ecclesiastes 3:22
" A life removed from the soil is one that quickly loses touch with reality. And a culture with no agrarian context becomes arrogant in its cleverness, and loses its humility." Joel Salatin
"There can be no doubt that a society rooted in the soil is more stable than one rooted in pavements." Aldo Leopold
" I view the farmer who wants to leave the land in better shape when he leaves it to the next generation as the role model for civilization." Charles Walters Jr.
" A hundred years after we are gone and forgotten, those who never heard of us will be living with the results of our actions." Oliver Wendell Holmes