Friday, December 31, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Please take a wee peek at my newest blog: THE GOAT BORROWER
Oh, I'm still a Pirate Girl....but these goats have captured my heart.
You can get to the blog from here or go to: www.thegoatborrower.blogspot.com
Thanks for reading!
Have a wonderful new year full of pirates and goats and everything else your heart desires!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Kneeling quietly in the snow with a soft, warm goat snuzzling your neck...leaning heavily and contentedly against you....while fluffy white snowflakes are falling......listening to Silent Night being sung by the choir....will heal all wounds. This I know for sure.
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I am, and always have been, touched deep within my soul by not only the history of Bethlem but the works of the Renaissance painters as well. Who can say why we are drawn so profoundly to what we are. It appears to be one of (my) life's greatest mysteries. ~Mimi
With delicate, mad hands, behind his sordid bars,
Surely he hath his posies, which they tear and twine;
Those scentless wisps of straw, that miserably line
His strait, caged universe, whereat the dull world stares,
Pedant and pitiful. O, how his rapt gaze wars
With their stupidity! Know they what dreams divine
Lift his long, laughing reveries like enchaunted wine,
And make his melancholy germane to the stars?
O lamentable brother! if those pity thee,
Am I not fain of all thy lone eyes promise me;
Half a fool's kingdom, far from men who sow and reap,
All their days, vanity? Better than mortal flowers,
Thy moon-kissed roses seem: better than love or sleep,
The star-crowned solitude of thine oblivious hours!
~with acknowledgement to Ernest Dawson (1867-1900)
and Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)
Monday, May 24, 2010
I'm in a non-piratey mood this day. An enchanted mood. A Violet mood.
And so I'd like to share this magical Spring recipe that I recently stumbled upon.
I can't wait to try it! (And yes, those of you that know me will say I don't cook....but for this I'm willing to give it a go!) Luckily, I've been cultivating lovely, lovely violets in my garden! Enjoy!
You need: makes 8 small jars)
1 quart purple violet flowers, firmly packed (and pesticide free)
Juice of I lemon
i box fruit pectin
4 cups granulated sugar
Wash and pack violet flowers in a quart jar.
Pour enough boiling water to fill the jar and cover the violets.
Place in the refrigerator overnight.
Drain off two cups liquid.
Discard the violets.
In medium sauce pan combine violet liquid, lemon juice and pectin.
Bring to a boil then add sugar.
Stir and bring to the boiling point.
Boil 1 minute only.
Skim if necessary and pour into 8 small, sterilized jars.
Seal with melted paraffin.
Share & enjoy!
Sounds elegant and delicious!
I also have the desire to locate some Violet Creams.
Apparently chocolates with violet cream centers!
And I also like to give lavender fudge a go!
Look at me getting all domestic....!
Though I'm pretty sure I could cook this on a pirate ship!
found in: 'Taking Tea With Alice' by Dawn Gottlieb
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Join us and WALK LIKE A PIRATE to raise Autism Awareness!
SATURDAY APRIL 24, 2010
4th ANNUAL AUTISM AWARENESS WALK
sponsored by the Oswego County Autism Task Force
at Leighton School & Wilber Field & Track
Oswego, NY 13126
The event will run from 12 noon to 2pm
*If you are unable to walk the track please don your FUN & HAPPY pirate garb....bring a deck chair and cheer us on!
*Pirates- We respectfully request that pirate garb be fun, happy & kid-friendly.
ABSOLUTELY NO WEAPONS-NO ALCOHOL
Please, NO doubloons to be given out.
*Participate in the 3 mile walk on Wilber Track
*Learn more about Autism and resources in and near Oswego County
*Let the kids engage in face painting, jump and play in the AIR HOP inflatable house and slide.
*Enjoy balloon animals, dance shows, bubble play and more!
*Win door prizes.
*Participate in a TEAM T-SHIRT CONTEST and show your team spirit by getting creative and making your own team designs!
*Show your support for local kids and families affected by the Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Call 349-3510 or email us at email@example.com
Any PIRATE ONLY questions contact Foxmorton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring a dish to pass pirate family BBQ following.
Contact Foxmorton for specific details.
Hope to see you there!
PIRATES OF CHAOS:
DOING THEIR PART TO RAISE AWARENESS!