New ideas and thoughts are always popping in my head, it’s like a three (more like five) ring circus.   Of course, I’m haven’t sprouted any other arms so I can only handle a few at a time.

Anyhow, I thought of starting something new here at LHITC (many others hatching I can assure you!)  Figured it would be nice to end the week with an “End Quote” featuring a favorite quote, poem, saying, story or something I found interesting or inspirational.  Of course , this musing MUST be accompanied by a favorite photo of the week!

And this week, a stunning picture of the moon which Jordanne captured one morning just above the hen house and a quote about “Perseverance” (remember, that was my ONE WORD for 2012):

“One of the biggest challenges in this or any age is to stick with the necessary changes we need to make and hold fast to the end. As important as beginnings are, the real test is in reaching the finish line, which requires perseverance for the long haul. Because we tend to turn things over to others—experts—we lose the opportunity to develop true self-sufficiency. Through growing our food, along with other homesteading practices, we gain invaluable experience and the true rewards of doing-it-yourself. Going forward, we have to be willing to get past the idea stage and individually sweat the details, adjusting to unforeseen difficulties, and, above all, never quitting.” – Jules Dervaes

Have a restful weekend, everyone.


  1. The Weekend Homesteader says:

    Thanks for the beautiful calendar. I’m using it to keep a tally of my progress this year in terms of food, eggs and hopefully honey harvested. Knowing that you produced the calender keeps me inspired. My word for the year is believe.

    • Anais Dervaes says:

      You are very welcome. Good idea and then afterwards you can use the pics to make envelopes! Sis & I are working on offering “TALLY” Charts for our readers to download…. hopefully soon. So much to do! 🙂

  2. Natalie V2 says:

    Good thoughts, beautiful moon, and a nice start to our weekend.
    Thank you.

    • Anais Dervaes says:

      Glad you enjoyed it, hopefully I’ll be a good girl and make this a regular weekly feature. Blessings!

  3. Ginger says:

    Very, very nice…thanks for the inspiration to keep plugging along. My indoor garden is producing like gang busters so I won’t need to buy ANY greens this week!!!!!

  4. LynnS says:

    Such wisdom!

  5. NJ Cellulose Insulation Contractor says:

    Great photo! The blurred out branches really make the moon pop out.

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