Friday, December 23, 2011


In one year's time, at 11.11 UTC on December 21st 2013 some people fear that TEOTWAWKI *will occur - it will mark the end of one of the Mayan cycles.
*The End Of The World As We Know It.
Now for some words from another respected source of wisdom - Buddha

"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many.
Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books.
Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders.
Do not believe in traditions simply because they have been handed down for many generations.
But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it."

This year the solstice finds a garden well-watered but some things not ripening fast because it has been a cool, damp Summer. Parsnips did not read the books and sprouted many months after they were sown, so they have been allowed to go to seed and we will collect that seed and start again. Some of the seed heads made nifty centres for flower posies which sold well at the Farmer's Market.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Disability and gardening

Perhaps we should say "Ability and Gardening" because there are so many facets to gardening and everyone can take part in any of them. Found another source of specialist tools, Connection2Nature, and ordered the tools through them. Should be here soon. As we are having a mini La Ninja we are not having any problems watering. There is almost TOO much water and some things are starting to drown where the water ponds and others are leaping juicily skywards, threatening to collapse under their own weight. Saturday mornings at the garden are being very productive and it is looking lovely. Will add some more photos soon - camera is a bit sick, need a new one.