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#1 Sun 28th Feb 2010 07:27 am

SW
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Registered: Thu 15th Jan 2009

Gardens and Gardeners

It's still winter here and snowing almost every day. But every day the sun is out more than not and the sound of drip, drip, drip is more luscious than any music. Birds are around and I hear singing all day now, if you are quiet and listen. I still find peace when I stop worrying about how to fix the world and just worry about fixing myself.

God will fix the world.

I am deep into looking through seed catalogs and trying to trim my desires of 50 different kinds of tomatoes down to something more reasonable, but it's heaven thinking about all of them. Cherokee Purple is definitely on my list. And of the flowers, so many to choose from also.

This spring I promise to just be quiet and notice how much God loves us, with every gift of life that we take for granted. I promise to remember that I am awash in a garden of beauty and only have to open my eyes.

http://www.themiracleoflife.org/One_Beg … heroad.htm


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#2 Sun 28th Feb 2010 09:40 am

blue
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A nice start to reading todays posts..

Don't forget to stock up on rose bushes,too.

http://i359.photobucket.com/albums/oo39/heather7861/beautiful-roses.jpg

apparently they have a spiritual rating of 800 - the highest rating on the planet, truly multi-dimensional. *

* sauce : http://www.masteringalchemy.com/eenergytools.html

There are some really good FREE energy meditations and tools there - be sure to download the ROSE tool, great for clearing blockages effectively and aligning to the new incoming energies.

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#3 Sun 28th Feb 2010 10:59 am

Falvion
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This really is a lovely way to start the day. I love roses (and pretty much any flowers--tulips & roses tie for number 1 in my book), but don't have a yard or even a patio to put them on. But I visit the local nursery sometimes anyway to get my fix of fairy-flowery-deva sweetness.

This one's called Tuscony:

http://www.rose-gardening-made-easy.com/images/517644933_1aaf5669b1.jpg

And this one's called Ebb Tide.

http://www.rose-gardening-made-easy.com/images/ebbtide.jpg

This is a tulip called Rai. Just found it looking through catalogs this morning. Spectacular, huh? Oh, if only I had a yard...

http://www.dutchbulbs.com/images/products/small/4986.jpg

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#4 Sun 28th Feb 2010 10:03 pm

lorae
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From: San Simon, AZ
Registered: Wed 25th Nov 2009
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SW wrote:

It's still winter here and snowing almost every day. But every day the sun is out more than not and the sound of drip, drip, drip is more luscious than any music. Birds are around and I hear singing all day now, if you are quiet and listen. I still find peace when I stop worrying about how to fix the world and just worry about fixing myself.

God will fix the world.

I am deep into looking through seed catalogs and trying to trim my desires of 50 different kinds of tomatoes down to something more reasonable, but it's heaven thinking about all of them. Cherokee Purple is definitely on my list. And of the flowers, so many to choose from also.

This spring I promise to just be quiet and notice how much God loves us, with every gift of life that we take for granted. I promise to remember that I am awash in a garden of beauty and only have to open my eyes.

http://www.themiracleoflife.org/One_Beg … heroad.htm

Me too!  Ah, the seed catalogs.  So much wishful thinking.   I've already planted carrots and radishes.  Spring is almost here, YIPEE!

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#5 Mon 1st Mar 2010 09:25 am

Valentine
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The Burpee catalog came Friday, so we drooled over all the beautiful photos.  Now if Spring would just come on, we could get started planting.


Kindness is the language the blind can see and the deaf can hear.  Mark Twain

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#6 Mon 24th Jan 2011 11:32 am

SW
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http://cryptogon.com/?p=20081

A Self-Sufficient System of Farming Is Increasing Yields Across Hawaii

Farmer Samson Delos Reyes reached into his bluejeans pocket to grab a phone call from a buyer and ended up smiling but shaking his head.

The caller wanted to triple her order of his pungent Thai basil, to 60 from 20 cases a week, but S&J Farms of Waianae is already booked solid. Since trying “natural farming” last year under the guidance of a folksy South Korean master farmer known as Han Kyu Cho, Delos Reyes said production on his 10-acre plot has doubled — and demand is growing even faster.

“This is my first time having earthworms on my farm,” he said, scooping up a handful of earth and nutrient-rich worm castings in his fingers. “They’re cultivating the soil for me.”

Unlike conventional or even organic farming, “natural farming” is a self-sufficient system to raise crops and livestock with resources available on the farm. Rather than applying chemical fertilizers, farmers boost the beneficial microbes that occur naturally in the soil by collecting and culturing them with everyday ingredients such as steamed rice and brown sugar. They also feed their crops with solutions containing minerals and amino acids made from castoff items such as eggshells and fish bones.

Related:

The One-Straw Revolution: An Introduction to Natural Farming by Masanobu Fukuoka, Translation by Larry Korn
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ … ogoncom-20

Masanobu Fukuoka’s Natural Farming and Permaculture
http://www.permaculture.com/node/140

Farmlet


http://naturalfarminghawaii.net/


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#7 Mon 24th Jan 2011 02:19 pm

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Registered: Sun 27th Jan 2008

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I LOVE You People!!!  : ) : ) : )


"Let Your Spirit Soar!"

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#8 Fri 20th May 2011 05:36 am

SW
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I decided to try my hand at selling plants from my home this year. I have hundreds of tomato and pepper plants started but no customers. A friend made me a web page and I put an ad on Craig's list. This has been the coldest, meanest spring I can ever remember. And the whole time I have been working my rear end off, falling into bed each night totally exhausted. And what used to be a joy has become a nightmare all because I needed to make some money. In the beginning every single little seedling lived, which most gardeners know is unusual. I felt good and felt that plants loved me. Then I became doubtful, tired, fearful and started making excuses to let some die. Things went very bad. Horrible storms came, killing frosts that decimated my little plants. I lost my faith and worry over not making a dollar here or there ruled my life. And then yesterday a lovely day sitting outside still transplanting but just doing it for the love of it. And then I had a visit by two belligerant wasps who would not get out of my face. I tried and tried to ignore them but I have a deep, deep fear of wasps. When I was around 3 years old I was attacked by thousands of them and stung almost to death. Each year I grow a little more braver and tolerant. But these two tested my faith and my husband brought out the wasp spray and either they were dead or they decided to leave. My husband surprised me by saying over and over how sorry he was that he had to kill them. He wished they would have just gone away. He felt so bad and then I felt bad that he had killed them for me.

Then this morning I find this

Clarissa Pinkola Estes: "In fairy-tale justice, as in the deep psyche, kindness to that which seems less is rewarded by good, and refusal to do good for one who is not beautiful is reviled and punished. When we enlarge ourselves to touch the not-beautiful, we are rewarded. If we spurn the not-beautiful, we are severed from life and left out in the cold."

Could anything be any clearer? Now all he and I can do is try to make amends and learn to live and let live.

Life is painful and full of lessons lately even in the smallest things. But I know great joy is there too, but I am being taught to appreciate that. Just wanted to share in case we are all at some crossroads now and it seems hopeless, we have to keep trying and not give in to the things we know are wrong and lead to a dead end. And even the "not beautiful" deserves our love.


HOPE is the thing with feathers   
That perches in the soul,   
And sings the tune without the words,   
And never stops at all        Emily Dickinson

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#9 Fri 20th May 2011 10:35 am

Tom Paine
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Registered: Fri 1st Feb 2008

Re: Gardens and Gardeners

You can love the wasps and the "ugly" things (eye of the beholder) and that is all well and good.

But discernment is necessary when dealing with psychopaths.

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#10 Fri 20th May 2011 05:29 pm

Tom Paine
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Re: Gardens and Gardeners

Don't feel too bad, SW. 
I just now had to spray a wasp nest that I found underneath
my mailbox.

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