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In the spring of 1988, I returned to New Orleans, and as soon as I smelled the air, I knew I was home.  It was rich, almost sweet, like the scent of jasmine and roses around our old courtyard.  I walked the streets, savoring that long lost perfume. ~ Anne Rice, Interview with the Vampire


Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land’s inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery. ~ Wendell Berry, Bringing it to the Table: Writings on Farming and Food

cowboy, take me away

I wanna walk and not run
I wanna skip and not fall
I wanna look at the horizon
And not see a building standing tall

I wanna be the only one
For miles and miles
Except for maybe you
And your simple smile

Oh it sounds good to me
Yes it sounds so good to me

Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray
Closer to heaven above and
Closer to you closer to you

The Dixie Chicks, Cowboy, Take me Away, 1999, Fly


Work is not always required. There is such a thing as sacred idleness. ~ George MacDonald


M22 is not just a road; it is a way of life. ~


“My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in the country and have been fixing it up ever since.” ~ Trina Burke, Contributing Editor, Country Living Magazine

Hope to do the same, myself, one day!!!

fencepost©lisahudson ~ click to enlarge

It is the time you have wasted for your rose that makes your rose so important. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince


Every flower about a house certifies to the refinement of somebody. Every vine climbing and blossoming tells of love and joy. ~ Robert G. Ingersoll

Wine is the most civilized thing in the world. ~ Ernest Hemingway