There are two spiritual dangers in not owning a farm. One is the danger of supposing that breakfast comes from the grocery, and the other that heat comes from the furnace.
To avoid the first danger, one should plant a garden, preferably where there is no grocer to confuse the issue.
To avoid the second, he should lay a split of good oak on the andirons, preferably where there is no furnace, and let it warm his shins while a February blizzard tosses the trees outside.
Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac (1949)
Painting of Joseph Fleck associated with the Taos Art Museum and Fechin House.
See also Taos Painter Joseph Fleck.
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