Wisdom Wednesday – where the posts speak for themselves
Sometimes you come across a simple post that says a lot. Well that’s what happened after reading this on cathylynnbrooks.com blog.
I wanted to reblog it directly but the gremlins were not happy so I’ve re-created it here with Cathy Lynn’s permission 🙂
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Mango is the “King of Fruits” and definitely brings a taste of the exotic to the table.
It’s not the easiest fruit to prepare, being so juicy it tends to slip and jump out of your hands. There is a better way.
I will show you how to prepare a mango with the minimum of fuss and mess. This method will help you extract the most flesh from your ready to eat ripe mango and keep the juice from escaping all over you and the kitchen!
Follow these easy steps and you’ll look like a professional mango connoisseur.
You should now have something that looks like this
To remove the flesh from the core
Whilst traveling out and about we popped into The Fresh Approach to have lunch. Outside they have a tractor and a sign reminding us how valuable farmers are to keep a country going and everyone fed.
I found an article called Lessons of Farm Life Invaluable and wanted to share an excerpt which compliments the plaque I found at The Fresh Approach and is a reminder how hard farmers have to work to keep things ticking.
Responsibility: No matter how late you party on Saturday night, the cows have to be milked on schedule, even on Sunday morning.
Perseverance: Even if the tomato rows are endless, and the hay bales heavy, you keep going until the job is done. And even if a hailstorm destroys your tomato crop just as it is ready to harvest, you start again next year.
Crisis management: If the electricity goes out because of an ice storm, and the regular milker can’t come in, you figure out how to get 100 cows milked.
Appreciation: If you enjoy a good hamburger with lettuce and tomato and French fries, you know that they didn’t “just appear” in the restaurant. Somewhere, one farmer grew wheat for the bun; another, corn to feed the beef cattle that another farmer raised.
Patience: A farmer invests thousands of dollars, plus many hours of “sweat equity” in his crops. Then his profit depends largely on things over which he has no control: the weather and the markets. And if a cow needs his attention all night, he will be there.
Resourcefulness: A farmer is many things: Businessman, mechanic, soil scientist, civil engineer, amateur veterinarian, community leader; the list could go on.
You can read the original article here at citizen-times.com
Sometimes humans are just too interesting to ignore! On a recent trip we were enjoying a nice relaxing sit by a lake. In the distance we could see a few ducks, Ibis and Embden Geese walking purposefully towards us.
It turned out to be a wonderful photo op – they also had a lot to say, and even though we had no food to share, they ended up just sitting and chilling by the lake. Well most of them – one feathered friend, the Embden Goose explained a lot how he was extremely unhappy at the lack of food provided!
Somewhere up in the trees were a flock of crows but they kept out of sight even though they too had a lot to say.