Thai Pumpkin Soup Recipe

“I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.” ~ Henry David Thoreau It’s been a big year for pumpkins. Friends and neighbours have all enjoyed a bumper harvest, and we’ve been gifted many of these versatile vegetables. This yummy pumpkin soup recipe is my […]

BLoGGing is HArd!

“A challenge only becomes an obstacle when you bow to it.”  ~ Ray Davis Blogging ish hard when: Your eyes don’t work Your brain is on vacation you need tozoom the page to stupid percent magnification to see anything the keyboard for your compuzer seems like a monster swapped it for a foreign langwage. But I’m […]

Tribute to Eye Patches

“There was a single blue line of crayon drawn across every wall in the house. What does it mean? I asked. A pirate needs the sight of the sea, he said and then he pulled his eye patch down and turned and sailed away.”  ~ Brian Andreas, Story People: Selected Stories & Drawings of Brian Andreas Eye […]

Down at the River

“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.”~ John Lubbock    There’s a place I go, here at my farm, when I need to think or meditate or to ease my worries. I go […]

Calling me back…

“When we illuminate the road back to our ancestors, they have a way of reaching out, of manifesting themselves…sometimes even physically.”  ~ Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina   All things going well, I shall be on the road this Sunday, heading out to Longreach in Western Queensland for a few weeks. Ben and […]

Easy Lemon Shortbread Recipe

“Remember, ‘No one’s more important than people’! In other words, friendship is the most important thing – not career or housework, or one’s fatigue – and it needs to be tended and nurtured.”  ~ Julia Child, My Life in France One of the things I treasure most about where I live is that wonderful sense of community. […]

Create Positive Change Program – Week 3

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]

Lyme and the Witches’ Mark

“The fables of Witchcraft have taken so fast hold and deepe root in the heart of man, that fewe or none can (nowadaies) with patience indure the hand and correction of God. For if any adversitie, greefe, sicknesse, losse of children, corne, cattell, or libertie happen unto them; by & by they exclaime uppon witches. […]

She’ll be Apples…

“Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. “You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?” she asks.  “No, what?”  “Blue sky.”  “You’re zoomed.”  “You ever eat blue sky?” “No,” I admit.  “Try it sometime,” she says. “It’s apple-flavored.”  ~ Rodman Philbrick, The Last Book in the […]

Your Magical Free Ticket – Claim Now!

“Love yourself first, and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball This Free Ticket grants you permission to gift yourself an entire hour of your day. This hour is yours to use as you want. Here are the rules: You can […]

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