(the boys checking out the garlic)
But in the end he [St. Anthony the Great] concluded that not even the devil was purely evil, since God could not create evil, and all His works are good. It may come as a surprise to learn that St. Anthony, of all people, thought the devil had some good in him. This was not mere sentimentalism. It showed that in Anthony there was not much room left for paranoia. We can profitably reflect that modern mass-man is the one who has returned so wholeheartedly to fanatical projections of all one's own evil upon "the enemy" (whoever that may be). The solitaries of the desert were much wiser.Thomas Merton
Today we harvested the garlic (seen above drying on the front porch) and the fava beans. While watching a movie, we shelled beans. A friend told me he has a wonderful recipe for warm fava bean salad. He says he'll share. I'm waiting....
In the meantime, I feel very secure knowing that no vampires will be coming to our front door for the next several weeks.