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Home and gardens

Marigolds in the scrounger's garden.
Marigolds in the scrounger’s garden.

I have found, through years of practice, that people garden in order to make something grow; to interact with nature; to share, to find sanctuary, to heal, to honor the earth, to leave a mark.  Through gardening, we feel whole as we make our personal work of art upon our land.

~ Julie Moir Messervy, The Inward Garden

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If we were having coffee

coffee2Coffee beans are at their peak flavor for fourteen days from the roaster.  Beyond that, they should be stored consistently below 0C/32F, ideally near the temperature where Walt Disney is kept.

~ Keven Sinnott, The Art and Craft of Coffee: An Enthusiast’s Guide To Selecting, Roasting, and Brewing Exquisite Coffee

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Progress on the Wabi-Sabi Ranch

Warming up
Warming up

Every day you may make progress.  Every step may be fruitful.  Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path.  You know you will never get to the end of the journey.  But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.

~ Winston Churchill

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