i want her to know that all of the books that she shared with us have been read. and dripped on.
we have read all of the Harrowsmith magazines that Liz and jambaloney's step-Dad Ted gave us before we even left on this journey, and those magazines helped us keep our sanity over the winter, while we nearly froze to death in this un-insulated little cottage. we read and re-read all of those magazines.
but Liz shared some very special books with us. books that she read and used when she was raising rare-breed sheep and a beautiful veggie garden of her own. she shared books with us that she found helpful - and we find them incredibly helpful right now.
however, she also shared a few extra special books. books that were her mother's or were given to her by her mother. that means the world to us. and to me. so i made certain to bring those books every time we went to the river for a dip and a suntan. those books mean the world to me. and Liz knows how much i love books. so i made sure to drip on every one of them.
there are alchemists and magicians and shamans and priests out there who say - a book becomes better if dripped on with river water. i believe them. i have dripped on all of my bibles too!
thank you Liz. for all of your thoughtfulness. and sharing those books. here's a few pics:
(please don't anyone notice my unshaven legs in these photos!)
oh and i really enjoyed this book for the story, the history and the recipes! thank you Liz!
we have a bunch of other books that Liz and Ted have sent us or given to us over the past few years - i just wanted to share a few with you all.
again Liz - we love your old books and your mother's old books!
and i promise to drip on (or dump flour on) all of them!