My school here went bankrupt, so I get to begin anew in September. I'm waiting to hear from the placement agency as to when and where that will happen. We're not unaffected here by the U.S. and global crisis. But the cows still graze serenely, and the unusually wet season has kept my garden looking beautiful, even without my help.
This is what I started with this season.
Not much motorcycling with all the health problems, but here we are going over the Afsluitdijk
Tjalk - Wikipedia does not have an English entry for this type of boat.
Sunshine came out briefly when we visited the beach. It was warm and windy, perfect for all the activities that take advantage of the wind.
We also went to the Alkmaar Kaasmarkt
It didn't rain at the cheese market, but it did look like it was going to.
The Alpine strawberries are doing great, and are very sweet. The wire keeps them safe from the birds - a family of Jackdaws.
These grow wild over the fence.
Last but not least, cows - my favorite! This was taken next to a petrol station.
Dutch cows, unperturbed by anything.
I'm wishing all the folks back in America can have the time and opportunity to find the beauty and peace where they are. It will get better, it always does.
Meanwhile, if you can offer support to my mother in New Jersey, I'd appreciate it. She's nearly eighty years old, and still works for NY Life. She and a friend are raising six hens to produce organic eggs. Not to sell - she's been eating organic food and has been a vegitarian since before it became fashionable. Where she lives organic eggs can cost $4/dozen, and in today's world looking to live more "green" and becoming as self-sustanable as possible is a better choice for those who can.
But, she and her friend own one more chicken than the local law allows, and a neighbor complained. There are no roosters (so no loud crowing noise), and she is clean and responsible, keeping the chickens inside a coop, on her own property. But until the law is changed, my mother is a criminal! She needs people to support her with their signature to change the law there.
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I'm very proud of my mother for many reasons. She's always led the way towards the future. She did things before most other people, because she thought it was right. She adopted me as a single parent - and I got to raise my own pet chicken from an egg to a hen when I was a child. My mom built me a coop in our yard. She taught me that whatever you dream about doing, you can do it.