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Lesson 867 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

IMG_20131003_121712471Frost on the pumpkin

And I’m ready for it.

This originally appeared on Live to Write – Write to Live, a writers’ blog to which I contribute.

This Friday I am going to a weekend Buddhist writer’s retreat in northern New Hampshire. This is how the retreat is described:

At the Write Meditation retreat, we will delve into the creative writing process within the context of Buddhist meditation practice and explore how the qualities of mindfulness and compassion can enhance the generative flow of creative writing.

banner-aboutThis retreat has much to do with Listening. . . listening with the heart, mind and senses to what arises from the stillness of our being; listening for the voice and narrative that yearns to be expressed through writing.

We will use techniques and skillful means that help bypass our tendency to inhibit or self-edit the creative impulse and help identify the themes and images we most want to explore in our writing. We will also work with methods for revising and revivifying works in progress.

Sounds nice, right? Continue reading

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Lesson 863 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

IMG_20130927_102352280“Home, where my thought’s escaping
Home, where my music’s playing
Home, where my love lies waiting silently for me.”

Simon and Garfunkel – Homeward Bound

Look at what we have roosting on the rafters in our living room.  Not sure I ever expected to see this in our house, but glad not only that my little chick son is home, but that he also brought a rook brother with him so they could both relax, sleep, and get some good food in during this all-too-short weekend.

We still have our roosters. It will be a week or two before we can arrange a transfer. As they are both young, they have only just started to crow. I’m certain that our neighbors will forgive us a bit more time. Continue reading

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Lesson 858 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”
Albert Camus

It’s Friday. Again.  I’m not sure why this keeps surprising me each week, but it does.

Our wedding anniversary is coming up and while we usually can’t do much to celebrate (one doesn’t celebrate when one has 6 young kids at home) today we have reservations for a little place in Mason, NH called Pickity Place.

It’s a charming little restaurant, tucked in the woods, that houses a wooden cabin once used in the illustrations for “Little Red Riding Hood.” The place is all about fresh herbs, seasonal food and atmosphere. They have one menu each month (you have a choice of a vegetarian or non-vegetarian entree) and the restaurant is always packed (in fact tour buses stop by there on occasion.) Continue reading

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Lesson 853 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.

A good friend (hi Em) picked this up at a consignment store for me. She’s the same friend who gave me the blue solar light chicken. If there’s a unique chicken thing out there, my friend Em will be able to sniff it out.

Can’t imagine why *anyone* would want to give a beauty like this away, though! Certainly not me. Continue reading

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Lesson 848 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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The earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The first week of school has come to a close. Even though it was only a partial week due to the holiday, it was also a very productive week for everyone. The kids covered their books, organized their supplies, and got started on their assignments, and I was able to put my attention toward some work that had been put on the back burner in the last few weeks. It’s amazing what I can get done in 6 hours of uninterrupted time.

A few quick updates:

Emma picked those flowers at our CSA this week. Other than wildflowers, apparently this is the first bouquet she’s ever picked. They sit in a place of honor on our dining table.

This morning was chilly. A sure sign that fall has come to New Hampshire. Another sure sign? Continue reading

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Lesson 844 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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 “Don’t worry about never having time to write. Just write what you can in the time you do have and give yourself a big clap on the back, followed by a double latte and a blueberry muffin.” (or an apple muffin)
Rachel Johnson

Even though these are adorable handmade paper cupcakes, pretend they are muffins because that’s what this coming holiday weekend is going to be all about.

Our local apple orchard opens its doors (trees) to the public this weekend and look out kids – there’s Apple Spice Cake, Caramel Apple Buttermilk Muffins, (go ahead and check those out!) and Curried Chicken with Apples on the menu. All things apple – not to mention a boatload of apple peels for our flock.

Not only will there be a lot of baking and cooking this weekend, but we have to make sure that the kids are ready to go back to school on Tuesday. (can I hear an AMEN?) Continue reading

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Lesson 839 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

2013-08-23_08-18-46_813I just love your chickens.

Emily Bersin

This is solar powered chicken light that a good friend gave to me. (hi Em!) It sits on the back porch table where we have our dinners.

Chickens light up my life during the day when they are out and about doing their thing. Continue reading

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Lesson 835 – You are good

I read this little story on my Facebook feed today:

An African tribe does the most beautiful thing.

When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him.

For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done.

The tribe believes that every human being comes into the world as Good, each of us desiring safety, love, peace, happiness.

But sometimes in the pursuit of those things people make mistakes. The community sees misdeeds as a cry for help. Continue reading

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Lesson 834 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

SONY DSCKeep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children
Khalil Gibran

Today Marc and I drive up to Vermont with Trevor to drop him off at Norwich University to join the Army corps of cadets. Continue reading

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Lesson 829 – Quotable Chicks

Friday’s Quotes for the Chicks

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.
Charles M. Schulz

Another summer Friday. August is quickly sailing along. Today is Trevor’s last week working at a nearby nature center and then he’ll spend next week getting ready to leave. To fly from our little nest to join the Army Corps of Cadets at Norwich.

After which he’ll be followed by Griffin who will be returning to RIT – a school that is 8 hours away.

It doesn’t get easier. Continue reading

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