Tuesday, October 26, 2010

A visitor a minute

"Hey! cow pooh!" to "I so miss the smell of cow dung". We had all sorts of curious visitors to our stall at the DC Green Festival. We were presenting the three aspects of our farm - the spiritual aspect, the organic farming aspect and finally, cow protection/sanctuary. The interest in the spiritual dimension of farming as well as cow protection was very strong. The whole exhibition was about organic stuff - so the organic farming was appreciated but did not fly much. But what appealed to most was the spiritual basis. People went "Wow! We must visit you. Can we come?".

We also learnt a lot - we had a bee keeper as our neighbor. There was a cook show in a stall behind us. There was a display of hand made paper from Nepal! Then there were these energy consultants and solar panel distributors. A lot of freebies all over the place. Here are some frozen moments.

Monday, October 18, 2010

DC here we come!

And we have GREAT news!!!! We are exhibiting Gita Nagari Farm at this year's GREEN FESTIVAL (hosted by Green America and Global Exchange) in Washington DC on 23, 24 Oct!! Please visit us there if you are in the area - check us out in the Organic Gardening section (Booth 1044) where we will display our farm's activities and culture - the culture of agriCULTURE - and check them out www.greenfestivals.org. We are looking around for sponsors to cover the booth fee of $765 so please support us if you can - either by contributing to the fee or visiting, or both :). C U there!!!



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Wood chopping commences

And now wood chopping and stacking is the main focus, in addition to our last few weeks of CSA and ongoing services of milking, cleaning, worship, cooking, "schooling" our children, and many other projects. Stop by and give us a hand!


Saturday, October 2, 2010

Canning time

Had a great time canning this weekend - Mother Parijata (ACBSP) and her daughter, Krsna Pesthaya, canned tomatoes and black fig jam. Here are the jars, cooling off on our unlit wood stove in the kitchen :)