Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Ant and the Grasshopper

There is a fable about a grasshopper who has spent the summer singing away while the ant worked to store up food for winter. When winter arrives, the grasshopper finds itself dying of hunger, and upon asking the ant for food is only rebuked for its idleness.

It is this time of year in NL that preparations are now being made for the cold winter months. Vegetables being harvested, winter wood being cut, split and stored, pickling and making jams, and of course, hunting. We live close to the land here and take every opportunity to reap the bounty.

Rug hooking came out of the this same mindset. Using everything we have around us to make us warm and comfortable. A chore of necessity, a chore of love.

1 comment:

  1. Your onions look wonderful, Julie. Ours were struck by 'blight' this year, so I don't know how much we will be able to harvest but as you can imagine we have plenty and should salvage some. We have been using them for a while now. I made 13 bottles of million dollar pickles this morning before I went working at the hay. Had everything ready for early this morning. Don't care if I see another cucumber for umpteen years.....:)