History, Politics

Occasional Quote of the Day: A Hundred Acorns

“Which was the greater innovator, which was the more important personage in man’s history – he who first led armies over the Alps, and gained the victories of Cannae and Thrasymene; or the nameless boor who first hammered out for himself an iron spade? When the oak-tree is felled, the whole forest echoes with it;… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: A Hundred Acorns

Animals, Gardening, Pets and Livestock, Rural Living

Hot . . . Umm . . . Stuff: Adventures in Shoveling Out the Barn

Let’s start with the Book of Ecclesiastes. First off, that photo to the right? It has nothing to do with the subject of this post. But before I dig in (so to speak) I’d like to get something off my chest, something which I’m generally not all that moved by or all that privy to,… Continue reading Hot . . . Umm . . . Stuff: Adventures in Shoveling Out the Barn