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Friday, August 3, 2012

Why Bother?


The last third of winter is more bearable with bottled blueberries for breakfast.
And that's why I bother....


Green tomato pickles always bring memories of Nan close,
And that's why I bother......


We're enjoying lots of Osso Bucco stews on wet dark cold nights,
And that's why I bother.....

There are a lot of people who will ask you why you would bother, but there is no comparison to feeding yourself good food even in the "hungry season" to buying off the shelf. There will be some who cheer you on from the sidelines so stick to your convictions and enjoy the fruits of your summer labour, enjoy this quieter time with some knitting before it all starts again come spring.


You guessed it, somebody asked me just the other day when they saw me knitting socks....
Why bother?
I think that is something to ponder in a society where the majority seems to ask,
"Why Bother?"
Are we lazy or apathetic or have we just forgotten how good things can be?

11 comments:

  1. because I can.

    love the socks.

    cheers Kate

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  2. I agree with simplelife because I can and I want to.

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  3. There is nothing like home made and home grown is even better.
    Chris

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  4. There is nothing like home made and home grown is even better.
    Chris

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  5. I love your socks, too. The yarn is gorgeous!

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  6. Oh but it also makes you enjoy life so much - it feels richer and righter and makes you feel the hunter gather tingles!!!

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  7. man o man, i wish we had saved more blueberries, that looks YUM !
    Your sure have hit the nail on the head as to why to bother - couldn't go past a single reason you've shown :)

    P.S. socks are looking great !

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  8. Hey Tanya, I think we've /society has got it too good and that's why we don't bother.....

    Love all your reasons and the green tomato pickles looks absolutely delish.....

    Your socks look great, I must learn to knit some. I've sock wool sitting in the cupboard for five years!!
    Have a great weekend,

    Claire x

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  9. I love you guys, you are just gorgeous!

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  10. Beautifully said. Oh my god those blueberries....

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  11. I love that you bother and that you have inspired me to bother too. Our first session honing our skills last week was amazing! We made roasted tomatoe relish, apple, date and walnut chutney and a mango chutney. As we worked alongside each other we shared memories of our nana's doing the same thing in our youth and hope to one day inspire our children to do the same.
    Because we are all stay at home mums we have pencilled in fortnightly sessions for the rest of the year so thanks again Tanya for inspiring us all :)
    x

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