Sunday, September 2, 2012

true wealth

September is here. The temperatures from August remain but they are tired, nowhere near the punch they had a few weeks ago. Light and wind is changing, the season is moving into the shoulder and exhaling. On the windowsill is a half-gallon mason jar full of red onions, garlic and the smallest new potatoes. It makes me smile to see it, a little piggy bank of honest insurance. Money is a nice thing, but root vegetables behind glass is true wealth.


Blogger kwdiving said...

I wish I had understood that at 30. Oh well better late than never (at 49), right? How is the corn canning/freezing going? Very impressive progress in archery! Congratulations!

September 2, 2012 at 7:17 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Yeah! That is SO true.

Last night I was juicing grapes from my Niagara vine... my 10 y/o, a contrarian at heart, asked me why I was putting so much effort into something that might not even set up into jelly down the road (last year's grapes were too ripe, and the jelly never set beyond "room temperature jello" stage). I hope he comes to understand the pricelessness of knowing we can do for ourselves!

September 2, 2012 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger RamblinHome said...

What a great image and thought to keep in mind, that growing and raising what you eat makes you far wealthier in spirit than just running to the grocery store.

September 3, 2012 at 9:53 AM  
Anonymous Virginia said...

This is so true! As our garden grows I get so much pleasure watching our pantry fill up with yummy things.

My husband recently got me your book "Barnheart". I loved it and immediately wanted to fill our tiny plot of land with animals. He had to talk me back from the ledge. :) Fortunately we are surrounded by local farms so I can get my fix of fresh eggs.

September 4, 2012 at 3:46 PM  

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