Two years that flew by @ our farm -part4

continued… The Harvests : All the stress, work, and pain seems worthy when we see our kids play and when we harvest the blessings in various forms  that the panchbhootas bring in to our lives -poison free vegetables and fruits, mental satisfaction, mindfulness, learnings to name a few We have harvested keerais(thandukeerai, modakathan, manathakkali, vallarai, thuthuvalai, mullu keerai, palak,murungai, ponanganni), tomatoes,onions, chillies,sweet potatoes, potatoes, brinjals, ladies finger, butter beans, french beans, papayas, guavas, mangoes, jack fruits, sundakkai, chayote squash or chow chow, peas, mango ginger, turmeric, taro root, winged beans, pumpkins, gourds, avarai, radishes, beetroots, strawberries, mulberries, cashews ,so many herbs etc. Of course we don’t have all of them all the time, this harvest is spread over 24 months. […]

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Two years that flew by @ our farm- Part3

The work @ the farm in the last two years Oh the list  looks quite long   Repairing the house – this seems never ending, everyday and every season brings in new challenges  and with it new solutions and leanings. More in this blog post (http://www.mylilspaceinabigworld.net/lifelearning/kathalakandi-kadhaigal-starts/) Working with the soil : Making our raised beds, mulching, weeding, planning and planting. My flowering plants, our dream trellises and so many more experiments. 300+ tree saplings that we planted as part our food forest and live fence. We love doing most of the work by ourselves, especially DH spends a lot of time working at the farm. Our friend and neighbor Ramesh anna helps us a lot with really hard physically taxing […]

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Two years that flew by @ our farm – Part 2

In the last two years, the most interesting and adventurous experiences definitely include Our elephant encounters. We have seen the tusker in action nearly 7 times up close. The first time it was a night in the summer of 2015.  My hubby and I stood watching through our bathroom window, a huge tusker shaking our jack fruit tree violently and eating 8-9 big jack fruits in a matter of minutes. We were totally awed by his size and strength. We knew his path through our farm, so planned our raised beds in a way to leave his path untouched. There have been several such jack fruit, mango and banana eating episodes. He will break the fence, walk through, tear open the […]

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