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"It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in introducing a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents - who have the laws on their side - and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them."

The Prince

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) 

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Welcome to the blog.
Posted 7/16/2009 7:23pm by Scott.

Holiness lies spread and borne over the surface of time and stuff like color.

 

Anne Dillard, For the Time Being, p. 172

 


Posted 5/5/2009 5:15pm by Scott.

Wish I had painted this...

Posted 4/15/2009 8:01pm by Scott.

Heritage turkeys love asparagus beetles.

Fire ants don't like rain. Turkeys like fire ants too.

Foxes eat field mice (and they'll grab a turkey!)

Bees are in the apple blossoms...

Wild harvest v. organic

Noah's ark.

Posted 3/25/2009 9:15am by Scott.
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"A woman walked past a sculpture by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan
during a press preview of the 'A Certain State of the World,' exhibition
at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow."
Alexander Natruskin/Reuters
Posted 2/21/2009 11:42am by Scott.

1st Rite of Spring?Began fencing eight acres of new pasture Monday.

Othello and Desdemona born late Sunday night or 

early Monday morn. They had no problem with much

rain and cold. Love my Barbadians!

Posted 1/30/2009 3:26pm by Scott.

In Sichuan, China, thousands of laborers cling to the branches of blooming pear trees, pulling themselves carefully from limb to limb. They dip "pollination sticks" - bamboo twigs with chicken feathers and cigarette filters attached - into plastic bottles of pollen that hang in the trees, then touch the sticks to every blossom, hand-pollinating billions of flowers. The pollen comes from anthers that are plucked from flowers about to bloom, then dried in cardboard boxes under bare lightbulbs or on electric blankets until the pollen grains are released. Though it is spring and the hillsides are a lacework of white blossoms, no bees buzz through the orchards. The farmers say they haven't seen any insects in years, since pear orchards were planted on every hillside and massive spraying of insecticides began. Migratory beekeepers won't bring their bees anywhere near the area. So the "human bees" must go to work. Women - and children, when they're not at school - are best at reaching the thin upper branches.

From Fruitless Fall by Rowan Jacobsen p.201 

Now that's full employment! 

Posted 12/15/2008 8:56am by Scott.

There are lots of reasons to go organic. Check out this link!

http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/rfr/facts?slide=1