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November, 2008 - Issue #90
A WEEKEND OF MINDFULNESS
This month, we had an opportunity to reach beyond the comfort of our community and spend a weekend with a group of writers and activists from the south. It was time well spent. We we traded lots of ideas with like-minded people concerned with the effects of corporate activity on human rights and the environment. Naturally, we took some photos which you can find here: Orion Grassroots Network Southeast Regional Conference - November, 2008
LAST DAYS AT THE BARN
Camille and Bob cleaned stalls and groomed horses on a beautiful horse farm for about a year before deciding to reclaim their weekends. Check out Our Last Days at Quiet Meadow Farms
MOJITOS AND COLD FRAMES
Mint is a good cold weather herb and that's a good thing because mojitos are so good at warming us up inside!
TWO GUINEAS OF THE APOCALYPSE
It is only a matter of time before we wake up and see only one guinea, but one never knows. Many of the plants have come inside and are flourishing. There are days when we are tempted to bring the guineas inside, too.
Some of the logs Bob and Rob inoculated last March are bearing fruit. We ate it and it was good.
Bob inoculated these logs in May and now they are beginning to bear fruit, which in mushroom language is known as "pinning."
Another week, another batch or two of Tempeh. Bob lays the soybeans out on the kitchen table to cool before inoculating them with rhizopus oligosporus.
SIGNS OF THE TIMES
In addition to the natural signs of coming winter, there were plenty of election signs about this month. This sign speaks for itself.
Living on 83 acres, not a day goes by that we don't hear gun shots. Kind of reminds us of our time in Nicaragua... We decided the smart thing to do was to buy some blaze orange knit caps.
A HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Andy and Jill invited us to dinner on Thanksgiving. Jill is holding Davin, Jessi and Ian's new baby.
Jessi, Ian, Davin, Joseph and Amanda came to dinner, too. Click on the photos with the orange frames to see a bigger picture.
NEW TRUCK FOR THE COOP
Matt stands beside the new truck he purchased with grant money that Lindsey helped procure for Piedmont Biofuels Coop.
THIS MONTH'S QUOTES:
"Igniting and exploiting religious sentiments for reasons of political expediency is the most dangerous legacy that governments or politicians can bequest to any people." - Arundhati Roy from "Power of Politics"
"I am opposed to abortion as a birth-control method. At the same time, I ask myself how it is that the Catholic church can hold that all abortions are equally, gravely sinful at all times, but that death may be inflicted in other circumstances without always being equally, gravely sinful." - Sister Joan Chittister
"The bombing of Afghanistan is not revenge for New York and Washington. It is yet another act of terror against the people of the world. Each innocent person that is killed must be added to, not set off against, the grisly toll of civilians who died in New York and Washington." - Arundhati Roy from "Power of Politics"
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