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November, 2010 Issue #114

 

FRESH FROM THE GARDEN

 

Bob harvested peppers, daikon and greens November 5th in anticipation of a frost.

 

We made good use of the beautiful color, texture and flavor of these peppers and daikon radish - even the greens!

 

HAPPY TRAILS

 

We love walking through the woods.  Sometimes we go alone.  Sometimes we find food.  And sometimes we go with our neighbors.  More on this interesting subject at Happy Trails

 

FRY IT UP

 No point letting the Lion's Mane languish in the refrigerator - the forest bounty went into a hot pan of margarine the next morning. 

 

NEWCOMERS

 

Spot was happy to meet Dana and Dan when they joined us for dinner.

 

NEW NEIGHBORS

 

Spot welcomed Nick and Robert to the neighborhood.

 

BURLINGTON ON TOUR

 

Bob toured T S Designs with some of his students on November 18th. 

 

THANKFUL FOR GOOD FRIENDS AND GOOD FOOD

We happily accepted Jill and Andy's gracious invitation to join them for Thanksgiving Dinner and had a wonderful time.  Check out our photos on this page:  Thanksgiving 2010

 

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU CABBAGE, MAKE KRAUT!

 

Greg bought ninety pounds of cabbage and invited his friends over for a sauerkraut party on November 28.  When we arrived, Greg, Morgan, Dana and Deborah were already hard at work.  We cleaned away the outer leaves and cut the cabbage into wedges.  Then Bob fed it into our food processor using the shredding blade for the first time.  Worked like a charm! 

 

MASH IT UP

 

After salting the shredded cabbage, we mashed it up by hand, or with a wooden paddle.  Deborah, Dana and Morgan worked steadily until all the cabbage was processed.  Morgan made a big pot of tasty noodles and cabbage which helped everyone keep their strength up.

 

THE OUTSIDE LEAVES

Camille made numerous trips to the compost pile with this cute blue bucket.

 

WHITE SKY DAY

 

November 29 was one of those chilly white sky days.  Camille walked over to close up the greenhouse for Jason and Haruka who are visiting family.  They left their farm so tidy and neat, it begged to have its picture taken.  The ivy climbing up this tree in front of Casa Blanca also caught her eye.

THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:

"Social justice is only possible if developed countries massively reduce their consumption and provide aspirational models based on fulfilling people's needs rather than on competitive material accumulation." - Arran Stibbe and Heather Luna from The Handbook of Sustainability Literacy - Skills for a changing world

"The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies.  To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.  >snip< I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens." - Abraham Lincoln

"It was Abraham Lincoln who decreed Thanksgiving Day to be a legal national holiday during the Civil War---on the same day and at the same time he was ordering troops to march against the Sioux in Minnesota. .and subsequently ordered 38 Santee Sioux hung on Christmas Eve for leaving the 'reservation' in search of food." - Judith Moriarty from "A Nation Built On A Lie"

"The Indians are so naive and so free with their possessions that no one who has not witnessed them would believe it. When you ask for something they have, they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone." - Columbus

"He who knows he has enough is rich." - LaoTsu 260 BC

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