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January 07, 2013


May it be filled with joy and His blessings.

I hope your Christmas and New Year season was fulfilling as ours was.

Karen was down with the crud this past weekend, however.

The time off was nice, and no computer saw to that.

I dropped this thing off to the Geek Squad on December 31st and just now got it back.

This is a simple note as i had no time to prepare a letter.

You don't realize how important computers have become or how much you miss it until it is gone for a few days.

I have to bring it back as they didn't fix everything.

Who knows, maybe I'll be out of commission for another week :-(

I don't know what i did, but they cleaned out hundreds of viruses and hints of such things.

Good thing I have Geek insurance.

Thank you so much everyone for your over whelming support of the Christmas newsletter.

You touched and warmed my heart to a point where words can't express.

Yes, there were several cancellations, but it goes with the territory and signs of the times.

Yes, I have been blessed as He brings new readers.

Christmas was green here in my part of Michigan.

About three inches fell the day after, and we've had a dusting or two the past week.

Still, not enough to call snow.

I don't think we've had 10 inches of white stuff.

No offense, but we need snow.

For moisture and for insulation.

Along with the Mississippi River, Lakes Michigan and Heron are
at all time lows (according to the Core of Army Engineers).

To add insult to injury, the weather dudes are talking 50's by this weekend.

In hope of making a better experience, or better newsletter for you, I am looking for your help.

First off, I wont compromise my faith in God and His Creation.

(Many have expressed pleasure and how a verse or thought was very helpful to them.)

I do seek your advise in what I can do to make this a better letter.

I understand I can get long winded most of the time and length of letter is often a deterant.

Tell me how I can shorten things up.

Do I become generic or sterile, and mot mention things about me or around here?

Some how I think it is important for you to feel that I am real and have a family and life issue too.

Many of you write back to me expressing so and let me into your world just a little bit.

Do I simply mention a topic and refer you to a web page?

That doesn't seem to be the right thing to do either.

I want to be better at what I do.

I dare to be different.

I try to go in depth on some subjects so you don't have to surf.

Face it, not everyone is as experienced or as knowledgeable as I know some of you are.

Gardening for Wildlife attempts to work at gardening and your wildlife.

Ways to improve and attract.

I also touch on veggie and flower gardens as well and most of the time with a personal touch.

I don't have all the answers, indeed i continue to learn from you as well.

Should I paint with a broader brush or a narrow one?

Anyhow, please give it some thought.

Well it is time to fly for now.

Remember, if I'm missing again, it is because this beast in the shop once more.

If there are too many errors, I'm in a rush to get this out.

Thanks for your patience.

Now for your positive thought for the week.

God Bless

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

William Arthur Ward

Inspiration ........

Learn from The Teacher, seek as the Psalmist did.

Teach me your way, O LORD, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.

Psalm 86:11

"Treat the earth well:

It was not given to you by your parents,

It was loaned to you by your children.

We do not inherit the Earth from our

Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children."

Ancient Indian Proverb

Your friend indeed,

Ron Patterson

PS. If you enjoy these letters, please forward them to friends, family and co-workers.

Better yet, have them sign up so they can receive their own letters.

Gardening For Wildlife.

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