It felt good to get back to work at the farm yesterday
The leaves have unfurled & there was a nice rain in the evening
A new high tunnel is under construction, which will allow the plastic to be removed from the Cathedral – giving the elements of Sun, Rain, & Air the chance to work their gifts in clearing & breathing the soil which has been under cover for 5 years
These are Romano beans, and I was to use up the rest of them
In they go!
Chioggia Beets, & a New Zealand Spinach variety were also seeded.
Then onto a few herb & flower transplants
I didn’t notice their construction, as I was filling trays & my eyes were focused on my hands’ actions
But it was a delightful surprise to find later – simple creations of beauty
I heard about the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
If nothing else, please scroll down & read the Wikipedia section on Opposing Views and the position of the Native Alaskan Tribes.
(The fact that I was driving my car at the time was not lost on me…)
The Porcupine Caribou calving grounds are there
People are still thinking they are not of this place
They see the world in a different way from us humans
We humans think we know what’s best
But I’m not so sure of that
What if the Caribou could be asked
And the Native Treaties honored
I think a lot of things, like most humans do…
But donating money isn’t enough, & I don’t donate a ton of money either.
(After meeting someone who worked in a non-profit that often went to court, she said that even $5 helps pay for transportation…)
What if the guide was truly: what is for the benefit of ALL beings…?