Month: January 2012

Luna

” Each day we wander the Vermont woods for an hour or two. I love the leave taking, the sound of the goats bells, the brief nomadism. Herding is way of doing something while doing nothing. It asks only for one’s presence, awake, watching…

Calling the Chickens and Sabrina Home

“Michael Pollan likens consumer choices to pulling single threads out of a garment. We pull a thread from the garment when we refuse to purchase eggs or meat from birds who were raised in confinement, whose beaks were clipped so they could never once…

Nature

“…but the old Lakota was wise. He knew that man’s heart away from nature becomes hard; he knew that lack of respect for growing, living things soon led to lack of respect for humans too. So, he kept his children close to nature’s softening…

Gardens

“When I go into the garden with a spade and dig a bed, I feel such exhilaration and health that I discover that I have been defrauding myself all this time in letting others do for me what I should have done with my…

Mindful Locavore

“We are the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe. And reclaiming democratic control over our food and water and our ecological survival is the necessary project for our freedom.” Vandana Shiva (Earth Democracy) I will begin this journal entry with…

Grateful

“The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil. It is not for you to choose what he shall know, what he shall do. It is chosen and foreordained and he only holds the key to his own secret.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Today, I…

Being Myself

“There is nothing noble about being superior to some other person. True Nobility lies in being superior to your former self.” I have had several conversations this week with a dear friend who has reminded me of something so critical to my spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical…

Meggie, Moe, Teresa, Eleanor, and Brianna… the goats.

” I am more than I appear to be; all the world’s strength and power rest inside me…within me lies the sun, the moon, the sky and all of the wonders of the Universe and you too…”       I am feeling quite…

Reflections

“A meaningful life is made up of a series of daily acts of decency and kindness which ironically add up to something truly great over the course of a lifetime.” Journal Entry: River Falls, WI December 11,2008  Yesterday I went into the coop and…

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