Connections within the Connection

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Connections within the Connection
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I received the most wonderful anniversary gift from the ole boy yesterday morning. Flour, sugar and rice - enough that it should last through the winter if we are careful. And a wonderful, wonderful roast. We have not had this kind of protein in a long time and I cannot wait to experience the feeling of fullness again!However during my connection earlier in the morning yesterday I read something about rice. At that time not having any rice at Jamberich (at least to my knowledge) I skipped quickly over the article. I need to go back and find it. I think it said something about rice contamination but I am not sure, but I need to find out for sure before we use the rice the ole boy brought out. In the meantime I had the ole boy store the bags of rice in the confinement area until we are sure it is safe.Because we have been so busy with the news of the world, and getting deeply involved in finding solutions we let our anniversary slip by without too much fuss. The ole boy and I agreed that tonight we will take a bit of a break from the connection tonight and sit down with the flock and let them know what is going on. Letting them know that they are going to have to take on many of the farm chores so that we can concentrate on our missions. I will have the eldest cook up the roast, and set the girls to help her. Between the 3 of them I am sure they will provide a wonderful celebration meal! When the evening settles the ole boy and I will take some time together to just sit and talk. Something that we have not been able to do much of with Jamberich being so full. I look forward to this time with the ole boy, and I really do have to remember my #1 rule:#1 - I need to survive and in order to be able to function in my survival I need my family to survive. I have to remember that this includes the survival of our relationships!I was approached by yet another group yesterday. So many need help, and it seems particularly my help - I just hope that the help I can offer will be enough! Connections within the Connection are being formed!

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