One-Liner Wednesday: Hated or Loved

“Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” (Matthew 5:43-44).

“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.”
– Andre Gide

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“It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you are not.”
– Andre Gide

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Waste not, want not – II

What a great way to save and serve at the same time! I am drawn to this for many reasons. One being the good food but another being the Scotch in this lady. 😉

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Being the child of parents who grew up in the Second World War is a mixed blessing.  “Waste not, want not” is a consequent mantra.  This, together with the Scottish tendency to watch the pennies, often leads me to thinking what I can do with something that’s past its sell-by date, and is (unless you hadn’t noticed)  a recurring theme  in what I cook.

The festive season is not just hot in McGregor, but shopping is more of a challenge:  the shops run out of things and, it seems, sometimes either the stock rotation doesn’t work, or cold chain is broken.  Or both.  We try to shop once a week – frequent trips into Robertson, our nearest town, are costly (time and petrol), so we buy enough of most things to last, including milk.

We are blessed that there is a local dairy that produces milk that reminds me of my…

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DOWN ON THE FARM

First, have a look at The Art of Robert Duncan.

The pictures on Robert Duncan’s website are just beautiful. Those are my “happy places” and life-time dreams. That’s what I’ve always pictured as the “perfect” way of life.  They almost show the skin-cracked hands of the folks…to me the symbol of what’s hard and yet good about farming – self-denial and tenacity, faithfulness, hard work. Folks now want to “be farmers,” but few know about the sacrifice – cold early mornings and late nights, weather heartbreak and such. One lady I talked to who was a nurse said she and her husband had bought a farm. She was a city girl turned farm wife, and said with rather large eyes and somber expression, “Country life is surprisingly hard, and there’s no vacation.”

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2014 in Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people.

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