This week has been full of work, work and more work. It’s summer, officially, so what else do I expect, eh? Not complaining though because most of the work has been done in the garden and that means food! Eventually, anyway. The above flower arrangement of wild sweet peas, Queen Anne’s lace and a few fern leaves was made earlier in the week; it’s still beautiful though and deserving of a better photo.
You have a big heart! I love the knitted hats and that someone cares enough to go the extra mile for our fellow man.
I make pillowcase dresses for children.
Sandra- the knitted hats are the most wonderful project- homelessness is a horrible fate- my heart breaks for those who through misfortune have ended up in this tragic situation. Here in the great USA- it should not be —.
I am so happy your garden is doing well- and doubly glad that you've had able helpers. I look forward to seeing your garden photos later.
It's miserable hot here- I hope not where you are–
Great post. Love that happy yellow hat and the inspiring cause you are working for!!
We have such a big old house it would be wonderful to have another family be able to stay here with us. Maybe they could work the farm too. There should be no homeless in this world. I guess much is fear.
Goodness, you've been busy!
That is so sad people are living in the forests. It does just tick me off that none of the "important" people seem to give a lick.
I love your traveling vase, and seeing your cold weather hats back-dropped by green, green grass made me giggle!
Often homelessness is invisible, because those who are try hard to keep out of the public eye and even those who 'see,' often turn their head the other way. To me homelessness is different that the panhandlers who frequent the freeway exits. One of whom I see everyday during the school year as I exit the freeway in the same place… my husband I had had Chinese at a local spot and saw this man coming out of the bar (three sheets to the wind) while we were eating, that is what most are doing with the money people give, or buying dope. But truly homeless people, like those in the parks and forests, it is a different story. The government doesn't count these people among the unemployed, because they have ceased to exist officially. Sad… as a school district employee, we are mandated by the 'No Child Left Behind,' to transport children back to their home school (for two years) if the family becomes homeless. That does provide some stability for the kids in a tough situation. Bless you for doing what you are.
Good for you and your hats!
In November my Library sets up the Giving Tree. Staff and customers donate hats, scarves and mittens that go to children in need. We also try to include new, or gently used, story books too.
What's your deadline for the hats? Great post!
Sandra, What a lovely gesture of gifts for you all to do. I am crocheting baby blankets for the less fortunate in Appalachia.
I don't want to stand on my soap box about the 'wrongs' of this government & those greedy 'blues' that are destroying it … but PORK should be done away with. I resent funding an exercising shrimp, YUP! when our children/families suffer.
May her flag fly high & proud forever over this great land … may God see the changes we need & grant us that blessing.
Happy 4th, sweetie.
Those are beautiful flowers and I'm glad you have help. You are doing a good thing for the homeless. A homeless census was done in my area earlier in the year and it was sad to see families living in tents in the woods near here, or in their cars. Many actually have jobs, but even then can't afford rent.
I spend alot of time downtown and there are many homeless there as well. But they aren't lazy bums or mentals. Many are vets coming to the VA hospital here and have no place to stay while they seek medical aid. Which is a sad thing. Looks like our government can at least provide shelter for them while using the hospital.
Anyway, have a lovely 4th weekend.
Marvelous post. Last year, our local knit shop did the exact same thing. We all knitted hats for the homeless and hundreds were knitted. I really think the greatness of a nation is determined by how it treats the less fortunate among us.
Wishing you a lovely holiday weekend!
I am so glad you got help in your farm! But take care and find sometime for yourself!!!
I like your hats :o)! And flowers!
I've read several non-fiction books about the homeless. It's hard to imagine living this way. Here's the link to our reviews of books about the homeless if you're interested:
It sickens my heart to think of those children of God having to live the way you describe, Sandra. I wholeheartedly agree that our government allows this to happen while spending billions to help other nations. Don't get me wrong, I'm sad for everyone all over this world who are homeless, living in horrid conditions, and hungry. But, we have an obligation to our own. Enough said; I could go on and on. I'll be looking for hats, and will let you know what I find. It's a wonderful thing you're doing.
Sandra, I am so happy you wrote about this today. There is absolutely NO reason, in the USA, that families should be homeless. Imagine children living in tents or cars or not even being that lucky!! The money our government squanders boggles the mind. And banks foreclosing on homeowners, only to find those same houses sitting empty for YEARS. Sickening. Disgusting. What you are doing matters, both the knitting and the growing of food. God bless you and yours + all your animals. xx's
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