Welcome to The Pauley Principle!

The Pauli Principle, named for Wolfgang Pauli, deals with atoms and electron-sharing that results in new, stronger bonds. Think 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen, a shared delectable (!) electron and VOILA! Water!

Similarly, when you prepare whole food to share with family and friends, especially foods you've grown, something amazing happens. Meals become tastier and healthier. Your soul, not just your stomach, becomes fulfilled. You live life more abundantly as a result. During a shared meal, the bonds that people create grow stronger and become something new: GREATER than the sum of the parts! I give you The Pauley Principle.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

R & R on a Lazy Sunday

Chris is taking some time out to fish at a friend's pond.

Sometimes you get to thinking that life goes by so quickly and you realize the need to settle back, slow down and be profoundly grateful for the moment. 

On this particular Sunday, we took off at the invitation of a neighbor to do some fishing. The day was gorgeous with a high in the 50's and plenty of sunshine. This outing was especially fun for me, since one of the ponds we visited had been developed and stocked by my father when he owned that farm. I grew up fishing there and knew how good the fishing used to be so I was eager to make my first attempt at fishing this one particular pond a few decades later. 
And YES! I caught a fish!!! A bluegill! 
 (Surprising, given the rat-a-tat SOS of a nearby woodpecker who gave fair warning to the fish!)

"Nice bluegill," Chris said. "Big enough to make a fish sandwich." 

Luckily we were able to get two more pan fish to go with the first one. Then we stopped fishing for the day. Enough is as good as a feast. Besides, other forms of recreation called us and the time change had occurred, so darkness would fall earlier.

For Chris, the perfect way to cap off the day meant doing some hunting. So, with bow in hand, and after the fish were cleaned, he left for another adventure. For me, not a hunter, I had some wine to rack into a secondary fermenter, some potato salad to make to go with our fish sandwiches, and then dogs to run. 

By now, darkness has fallen. Soon, the great bow-hunter will come back and, over our fish sandwiches, he'll tell me all about the deer that was perfectly posed but too far away for an arrow to reach. Or maybe not! Either way, I'll let you know. 

In the meantime, are any of you hunting or fishing enthusiasts?


  1. ...a bluegill with my rod & reel :)

  2. Yes! I felt the need to get the kinks out of your line so I just stayed with it, a slinky out on the water.

  3. This is wonderful to see...love it and love all of you!

  4. My boyfriend and I go fishing just about every Saturday - but now the weather is too cold. Absolutely love sitting out on the river bank!