Happy New Year to all you wonderful folks out there. May you be blessed with good health and many blessings this year.
So far we have had a fairly mild winter with some snowy days, icy streets, and very cold nights. Then we switch back to warm days, no snow and lots of sunshine. The little critters on my little mountain are enjoying the sunny afternoons. Right now, I see two Jack Rabbits chasing each other up and down the hill side.
Many folks are taking advantage of the sunny afternoon and hiking on the trail at the top of the mountain. Their voices drift down with cheer and laughter.
I love "down home cooking" from folks of the past. I am going to be doing some research on how to make acorn bread and many other recipes I have never tried. If you have any recipes passed down from your folks that you would like to share in this newsletter, let me know. I will give you the credit for the recipe with your name and recipe in the newsletter.
Here are my December articles:
Yew Tree in Lore and Myth
Sons of Odin in the Poetic Edda
Arthur Rackham, Illustrator
Figgy Pudding For The Folks Down Home
I hope you enjoy the articles. As always, I welcome feedback. I love to hear from you.
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice, And to make an end is to make a beginning.
- T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding
Till next time, may your home be filled with laughter and may it ring from floor to rafter.
Walk in peace and harmony,
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