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Friday, June 24, 2016

Seed

Daily Draw: Native American Tarot ~ 7 of Coins

Squash and beans were two staples of food and trade in agricultural based tribes. Fine for storage and good keepers. Viable seeds of the Gete Kosman squash, grown centuries ago were recently discovered and reintroduced to farmers with pleasurable hoopla.

I'm reminded by this squash rattle and Gete seeds, of what a small amount of things are really required to survive. Of how native communities worked together for thousands of years and not only survived but thrived and flourished. Their art and structures and even middens tell their heroic stories of life and living. Civilizations like ours are just a fart in a windstorm because money grubbing is today's pitiful form of farming.

"In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy." ~ William Blake 1757-1827

4 comments:

  1. Imagine what would happen it the electricity would fail. Most of us wouldn't have any survival skill whatsoever.

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  2. 'A fart in a windstorm' laugh out loud funny...You are on form today! �� I use 'an ant's wee in the ocean' but your expression much better.

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  3. time to get your pumpkin seeds in the ground for delicious homemade pumpkin pie. Yum

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  4. Aren't there some groups that keep seed banks? Those and libraries might be what save us in the end.

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