To conclude The Gardening Year,
December is a fine time for all tools
to be washed throughly in soap and hot water.
After drying, a coat of oil will be applied,
and the tools stored until Springtime.
The ishidourou is scrubbed
with a soft brush in hot water and soap:
the liberal addition of bleach killing any
vegetation that may be growing in the stone …
Stored inside until March, the lantern
will be placed in the garden
to join the emerging plants, all being well,
in a few months’ time …
Failing the arrival of comments or conversation
from visitors to this site,
this should be the last article
that will appear here.
Having spent 7 years attempting to ‘converse’
with folk, it is evident that I am unable
to relate to modern-minded human beings.
We have absolutely nothing in common.
I would like to thank the 12 people who have left
an occasional comment over the past six years.
Should there be some conscientious person
who might find this ‘archive’ of work
to be morally-challenging, then,
Welcome to this site:
I sincerely hope that your visit here
will prove both edifying and thought provoking.
A Brief Summary … ?
Feed the birds.
Throw your television set in the town dump.
Seek the company of those who are Quiet,
Courteous, Sober-minded, and Peaceable;
have nothing to do with those who are Loud, Vulgar,
and quick to spew their own Opinion to all and sundry.
Discern Objective Right from Wrong.
Avoid whatever is popular with the masses.
I have done all I can with this Site,
but the Internet is no place for me.
To those who use their lives for a higher purpose
than gratifying Vanity, Lust, Hedonism, and Ambition –
All the best to you.
– P Livingstone
3rd December, 2018