Every morning during Flag Raising, we open the circle up to anyone that would like to share a "Pear of Wisdom".  These pearls are various peices of advice, quotes of inspiration, and creative thoughts from our campers and counselors about life on the farm, camp, and anything else they would like to share.  Throughout the summer, we have complied a list of these Pearls of Wisdom and have created the Farm Wisdom Almanac.  Here is the Almanac from summer 2013!    

Farm Wisdom Almanac

FrostValley Farm Camp

Summer 2013

“It’s time to plant potatoes when the fields burst with yellow dandelions.” – Jimmy

“Wood sorrel is edible: look for the hearts.”

“Life is like photography – you need the negatives to appreciate the postives.” – Imogene

“Knowledge that tomato is a fruit and wisdom not to put them in fruit salad.”

“You can still get a sunburn when it is cloudy.”

“Rain helps the garden grow.”

“When you go to the barn, wear your barn shoes.”

“Never judge a book by its cover.  You have to get to know it.” – Imogene

“When an alpaca spits at you, never spit back.” - Mairead

“Always let Rudolph play in the reindeer games.”

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken!” – Lydia

“You can take shelter from the storm, or learn how to dance in the rain.” – Lindsay

“Never stop drinking water.” – Immy

“Some people are tall, some people are short, some people wear glasses, some people don’t, and some people are gnomes.  It’s cool.” - Doug

“It’s your choice to make it a great day or not.” – Jane

“If you have rotten food in your back pocket, don’t sit down.”

“Be the change you would like to see in the world.” – Georgia

“We don’t need paper to live, we need trees.”

“If your hands are cold, put them in your pockets.”

“Drink 2 (or 3!) glasses of water at each meal.” – Andrew

“Do weeds ever stop growing?” – Esther

“Work smart, not hard.” – Jess

“Don’t forget that you’re unique just like everyone else.”

“If you don’t like me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best.”

“Don’t cry because its over, smile because it happened.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, like is about creating yourself.”

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