|So grateful for the tractor - what a great hole digger!!!|
It was a really great day learning about the earth, ourselves and how to create abundance through giving love and supporting the intelligent life systems without expectation* that support us.
I feel that one of the greatest gifts was the fact that if want to take and we want for everything to be given to us from the earth; If we do not desire to give and love the earth, land and all the intelligent life - the fungi, bacteria, microbes, micro-organisms, worms, insects, and all the creating things - then it is really best to not begin in the first place. The whole exercise is an exercise in giving for the pure desire to give to that which creates. To give without gain.
What I learnt today is that I need to be like a worm hole.
To stop expecting and demanding** from the earth and the land and to trust God's abundance and her way of creating and see the way she creates and help out the best that I can by providing food, water, shelter to everything that sustains life. To all the insects, fungi, bacteria, microbes, micro-organisms etc these are our friends and our desire to erridicate them reflects how much negative, self serving desire we have and how little we understand about the way that the world operates as God designed it. We create more and more problems that then need fixing. We are exhausting ourselves with meaningless things that could be done so much more easily if we were more humble, more logical and actually understood what God has gifted us in the first place. We humans claim to be intelligent but I am beginning to wonder, smile. What I saw today is that God's way is best*** and it is beautiful, magical, abundant and can create wonderlands.... We are excited about the experiment and to see 'who moves in' and what happens.
|Thank you to all ye who volunteered your time!|
|Thank you Jesus for showing us 'how', for |
explaining the principles, the logic and love behind the
|Thank you Lena for your time and expertise |
in filming and documenting the entire process.
|making clay creations|
|preparing the hole for minerals|
|adding minerals to 'help' the soil|
|Our dear friends and leaders in Love and logic - Thank you!!|
|jostling the bale into place|
|the more cardboard the better - food|
|and more food|
|and more food|
|and more food|
|add manure, add worms|
|cover with mulch to keep moist|
|what a lovely 'bug' palace|
|cover with woodchips|
|add some homes for other fauna|
|taking a wee rest|
|The beginning of the worm 'mound'|
Bale of hay wedged into a bit of open soil
and separated to create decomposition not composting.
'Bugs' don't like too much heat
|the beginnings of worm food slurry/brew|
|make a worm food slurry/brew water, poo, |
decomposed hay, small bits of cardboard
|fill the gaps with cardboard and manure|
|put the slurry/brew under the newspaper in all the |
holes and cracks so that there is moisture
|thank you for all your efforts!|
|Put it all together|
|encouraging what is already there - feeding a white ants nest, |
adding cardboard and wood chips to encourage the
life and support it where it is.
|Can't wait to see what happens!|
* Today I learnt how much expectation I have about things giving to me in order for me to get what i want. I learnt how much demand we have and how much pressure we put on the earth rather than giving to the earth abundantly and without expectation to encourage intelligent living flora and fauna to create it's own living self creating systems.
** This is an emotional change not just an intellectual exercise that we can think into existance. It takes us emotionally releasing the demands and expectations that we have on things to sustain us. To grow our desire to love, grow our desire to give and our desire to find out about all the intelligent life that God has created and support it purely because we desire to support it and for no other reason.
*** In my arrogance I am not always humble to this fact and try to force my way, but when it is logically explained I wonder why I thought there was any other but God's way. Much to learn and how exciting!