Tuesday, April 28, 2009


My apologies to you all! Things got a little crazy here last week, and I completely forgot to announce our next book give away.

What can I say about this next book, other than it epitomizes everything I felt when I repurposed the term seasonality to mean living one's life according to the seasons, and made it my personal mantra. The author obviously feels about her home, just the way I feel about this one, and I intend to stencil one of her quotes above my kitchen windows - "Here I have that most precious gift - time!" In case you haven't guessed, this book takes place in Italy, and there are some important lessons to be learned here. Did you know that during the age of the Roman Empire, agriculture in Italy consisted of huge, corporate, slave-driven operations, which forced out virtually all of the small farms? Sound familiar? Lucky for us, when the empire crashed and burned, its citified citizens decided to head for the hills, and returned to the business of feeding their families, growing their own food and becoming self-sufficient, using what was in season and available locally, and discovering the taste of place - just as many of us are trying to do today.

Even if you've already read this one, don't miss out on the chance to enjoy it again. And remember, it doesn't matter if you've won one of my drawings before - you are still eligible. Just leave a comment any time between now and Saturday night, and I will drop your name in the hat. Good luck!


Teri in CO said...

Throw my name in that there hat... Thanks! =)

Hill Country Hippie said...

That there hat - I love it! You practicin' up on yer Texan talk?

Polly said...

Toss mine in there as well, Becky.
Much obliged.

Polly said...

Speakin of Texan talk - I saw my new favorite T-shirt the other day. It said * Might Could. The national verb of Texas*

Love it.

Hill Country Hippie said...

My favorites are "fixin' ta", as in Uh-oh, I think I'm fixin' ta start," and "got me ta" as in "that got me ta thinkin'."