January 20, 2017

by carole in inauguration day, politics

Can’t watch yet can’t look away.

thanks, apple. o_o

by carole in crabby

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oof, back to latin

by carole in latin

After something of a hiatus, I am going to try to pick up the Latin again! Starting this week, I’ll try the Wheelock Latin Reader. It should be more inspiring and motivating than grammar exercises. Hope my skills are up to the task.

Wheelock, chapter 29, posting from Seattle

by carole in latin

PR 1 cam The prince put the best weapons in the army’s hand so that they terrified the enemy.
PR 2  cam The forces denied indeed having different arms themselves.
PR 3 cam Part of the soldiers avoided the light of day so they might not be seen here.
PR 4 cam They would call the sun the first light of the sky above, the moon the first light in the evening, and the starts the eyes of the night.
PR 5 cam Those youth might yield to wisdom at last so that they are happier than these.
PR 6  cam Wise ones believe good deeds to be more powerful than bitter and disgraceful words.
PR 7 cam A certain teacher said such hard words to the students that they left.
PR 8 cam They answered that the creator of these nine remedies was the most powerful doctor.
PR 9 cam Truly nothing is so easy that we can do it without labor.
PR 10 cam Our country will offer us many good occasions labor and study.
PR 11 cam The parents gave many kisses to their slender daughter, in whom they would find always the greatest delight.
PR 12 cam ___
PR 13 cam ___
PR 14 cam ___
PR 15 cam ___

SA 1 cam Love conquers all; and let us yield to love.
SA 2 cam I have established the most famous city; I saw my city walls; I completed the course the fates gave me.
SA 3 cam Thus you were hard so that neither by love nor by prayers would you be calmed.
SA 4 cam No one certainly is so ferocious that he cannot be calmed, culture having been given.
SA 5 cam It is difficult not to write a satire, for who is so tolerant of the wicked city that he restrains himself?
SA 6 cam Once there was in this republic so much virtue that brave men would oppress the pernicious citizen with harsher penalty than the most bitter enemy.
SA 7 cam Thus the recovery of liberty is so noble that death certainly should not be avoided in this.
SA 8 cam Do not let the reasons of my dangers defeat the advantage of the republic.
SA 9 cam At that time the Athenians showed such virtue that they defeated a tenfold of enemy forces and thus frightened them so they fled into Asia.
SA 10 cam Let an orator seek the best example from that Demosthenes, in whom so much study and so much work were said to have been that he overcame the impediments of nature with diligence and industry.
SA 11 cam Let your precepts be brief so that the minds of students can learn them quickly and hold them in faithful memory.
SA 12 cam Nothing is so difficult that it cannot be investigated by study.
SA 13 cam However, let war be thus taken up so that nothing but peace is seen to be sought out.
SA 14 cam So great is the power of probity that we admire it even in our enemy.

No, I don’t like to do the English-to-Latin translations — they take way too much time!

SPQR due March 17, 2012, Wheelock ch. 24, PR & SA

by carole in latin, spqr

PR 01 .. Igne vIsO, omnEs virI et uxOrEs territae sunt et ultrA urbem ad lItus Insulae nAvigAvErunt, ubi perfugium inventum est.
PR 1 cam Having seen the fire, all the men and their frightened wives sailed beyond the city to the shore of an island, where refuge was found.
PR 02 .. PopulO metU oppressO, iste imperAtor nObIs ex urbe pellendus est.
PR 2  cam With the people having been overwhelmed by dread, that general was banished from the city by us.
PR 03 .. OrAtor, signO A sacerdOte datO, eO diE revEnit et nunc tOtus populus LatInus gaudet.
PR 3 cam The orator, with the sign given by the priest, returned on that day and now the entire Latin people rejoices.
PR 04 .. GEns ROmAna versUs illIus scrIptOris magnA laude quondam recEpit.
PR 4 cam The Roman people received versus of this writer once with great praise.
PR 05 .. LaudEs atque dOna huius modI ab OrAtOribus dEsIderAbantur.
PR 5 cam Praises and gifts of this type were desired by the orators.
PR 06 .. ImperiO acceptO, dux magnanimus fidem suam reI pUblicae ostendit.
PR 6  cam Having accepted the rule, the courageous ruler offered his hand to the republic.
PR 07 .. Aliquis eOs quInque equOs ex igne EripI posteA iusserat.
PR 7 cam Someone had ordered those five horses to be rescued afterwards from the fire.
PR 08 .. Cernisne omnia quae tibi scienda sunt?
PR 8 cam Do you not perceive everything which must be known to you?
PR 09 .. Ille, ab arce urbis reveniEns, ab istIs hominibus premI coepit.
PR 9 cam That man, returning from the citadel of the city, began to be pressed by the men.
PR 10 .. CupiO tangere manum  illIus mIlitis quI metU caruit atque gravia scelera contrA rem pUblicam oppressit.
PR 10 cam I desire to touch the hand of that soldier who was without dread and suppressed the serious crimes against the republic. Continue Reading »

SPQR, due Feb. 25, 2012

by carole in latin, spqr

Will add sentences in Latin later today….

TR 1 cam I was sick, but you came immediately to me accompanied, Symmachus, by a hundred students. A hundred hands touched me chilled by the north wind; I did not have a fever, Symmachus, but I do now!
TR 2 cam Poetry can give great and perpetual fame to men through literature; many men, therefore, wish literature to be written about their deeds.
TR 3 cam We are all drawn by the pursuit of praise, and many are led by glory, which can be found in the literature of the Greeks and Latins.
TR 4 cam He who, however, sees great benefit of glory in Latin verses but not in Greek ones, errs too greatly, because Greek literature is read in almost all nations, but Latin is confined to its own borders.

IN 1 cam To the god Mars Medocious and to the Victoria of our Alexander Pius Felicis Augustus, Lossio Veda placed this gift himself, descendent of Vepogenus, a Caledonian.
IN 2 cam From […] a greeting to his Cerialis, I, brother, dedicated, as you wish, the day of Kalends with a sacrifice.
IN 3 cam Good life! I love you; you love me; keep faith.
IN 4 cam Into the hands of the gods, Lucius Annius Octavius Valerianus. I left, I escaped. Hope and Fortune, farewell. I have nothing to do with you; trifle with others.
IN 5 cam Into the hands of the gods: Iusta Umbricia, daughter of Aulus. She lived 15 years, 7 months, 10 days. Aulus Umbricius Magnus and Clodia Felicitas, her parents, to an incomparable daughter. Since the daughter ought to accomplish for her parents, death intervened: the parented created (this) for their daughter. Continue Reading »

SPQR, due February 11, 2012

by carole in latin, spqr

I’ve been studying Latin on-line for about 1 1/2 years, and I hope that posting my exercises will foster a little diligence!

Chapter 21, Wheelock’s Latin, 6th ed.

TR 1 Venit iam magna aetas nova: de caelo mittitur puer, qui vitam deorum
habebit deosque videbit et ipse videbitur ab illis.
TR 1 cam Now a great new age is coming; a boy is sent from heaven, who will have the life of the gods and who will see the gods and who himself will be seen by them.

TR 2 Hic puer reget mundum cui virtutes patris pacem dederunt.TR 2 cam This boy will rule the world to which the virtues of his father have given peace.
TR 2 cam This boy will rule the world to which the virtues of his father have given peace.

TR 3 .. Pauca mala, autem, remanebunt, quae homines iubebunt laborare atque bellum asperum gerere.
TR 3 cam Few evils, however, will remain, which will command men to work and even wage harsh war.

TR 4 .. Erunt etiam altera bella atque iterum ad Troiam magnus mittetur Achilles.
TR 4 cam There will be other wars, and even the great Achilles will be sent to Troy again.

TR 5 .. Tum, puer, ubi iam longa aetas te virum fecerit, erunt nulli labores, nulla bella; nautae ex navibus discedent, agricolae quoque iam agros relinquent, terra ipsa omnibus hominibus omnia parabit. 
TR 5 cam Then the boy, where now a long life will have made a man of you, there will be no labors, no wars; sailors will disembark from their ships, and even farmers will leave their fields; the earth itself will provide all things for all men.

TR 6 .. Currite, aetates; incipe, parve puer, scire matrem, et erit satis spiritus mihi tua dicere facta.
TR 6 cam Fly by, ages; begin, small boy, to know your mother, and there will be enough breath for me to tell your deeds.

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2012, year of the mouse

by carole in country living


A mild winter has blessed us with a bumper crop of mice this year.  Joe began live-trapping this fall, and we’ve probably caught a couple of dozen since then.  There are traps set up in the cellar and the laundry room, and then we transport them to the woods.  There’s not much snow cover for them to tunnel into, but there’s plenty of leaf litter for hiding.

relocation into the wild




Frankenbutt Update

by carole in barn life, riding

About 5 weeks after Timmy’s accident, his wound is healing very nicely.  The stitches have been taken out, and the scar looks a lot less scary.

Please excuse the ugly gloves!  Fashion goes out the window at the barn.



by carole in barn life, riding

IMG_0673 by flippybits
IMG_0673, a photo by flippybits on Flickr.

The stitches do look better than a gaping wound, but still pretty ugly all in all.