I am retiring this week. After a little over 63 years I will quit working for someone else and work for myself, and Archie. Whenever we watch Avatar , Archie and I walk on air knowing the importance of our job as caretakers of our land. Now I, like Archie, will be able to do it 24/7.
This year, for the first time, we had enough tomatoes to can. I have never done it before, but thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Last year we had a few left over so we dehydrated them. Hopefully next year we will have enough to do both and/or to make salsa and spaghetti sauce and can that. We shall see.
I am so looking forward to doing my crafts and putting the garden to bed this winter. Then in the spring we will plant the seeds, and harvest all through the fall. One of my favorite jobs has been to sweep the forest. This means picking up branches that have fallen to either be put on a burn pile or used as fuel in our fireplace. One of the neat things about doing this is finding mushrooms or places where the fairies live. Maybe I will finish the children’s book and novel (actually two) that I started years ago. So many things to do; and all the time to do them in.
At Living Light, I have enjoyed talking with people from all walks of life and all over the world. One of my favorite stories is when I was fired by a prospect. I told her I was not 100% raw so after a few seconds of silence, she said quite fervently, “You’re fired!” and hung up. I do not know why, but that tickled me.
Most of our students are gentle, responsible and accountable. Cherie and Dan say that is because they are raw. I like that. Maybe we can convert the governments of the world!