30 May 2008

Anyone can plant a garden, even if you only have one pot

"There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.

To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue.

To avoid the second, he should lay a split of good oak on the andirons, preferably where there is no furnace, and let it warm his shins while a February blizzard tosses the trees outside."

-Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (1949)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

People should read this.