Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Larder

Daily Draw: Animal Totem Tarot ~ 5 of Swords

The little echidna. Making good out of bad.
The pantry is decreasing, he is concentrating on what is left,
not what is gone.

I'm reminded by this card of my own pantry. We grew a big garden and I always had a pantry full of the most beautiful jars of veg and fruit. Midway through the season I'd start casting my eye over the remaining stock for what might run out and what was in overabundance, and use accordingly.

By late spring it would mostly be gone, to be replaced by clean shiny jars. But it was Spring! The time of tilling the warmed soil, sowing all the potential treasure. Not what was gone but what was still to come.

Believe it or not over the past ten years or so, it is cheaper to watch the sales and stock the pantry via the grocery stores. The larder never ends up empty but cans and paper labels don't make the heart sing.


  1. It is costlier to make one's own - whether canning, clothing, etc. But it definitely does not have the same affect on the spirit. :)

  2. "Not what is gone but what was still to come." A lovely thought and reminder not to linger over what is not there but the blessing of what is.

  3. I read today one of the top things we can do for the environment is grow our own veg or at least buy local/organic produce. In the past I thought it was too expensive but after watching a programme on how one of our seal populations was almost wiped out in the storms I'm rethinking the concept of cost...


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