We use the sun-cooker everyday (that it doesn't rain), and everything just tastes better! Even our chicken's golden gifts are more flavorful sun-fried.
Not to lose balance of important driving forces, there is also the power of Water, which has been very present this rainy winter. Here is Taca modeling his/her new stick-perch by our house, passing the overnight rainstorm huddled under a banana leaf, meditating no doubt.
Pre-soaked seeds on their way to the gardens.
The humidity in the air also gives rise to such pleasures as fungi:
They are just so pretty!
By the rivers, the flowers dance and burst.
But... the evil elephant grass is also celebrating the rain. We are clearing it out of the field, and we have high hopes that this will be the year of eradicating it completely, so that our crops can thrive without being choked out by its dark selfish forces.
We are also steadily working on several other projects. Here, we've broken ground on the new cabin planned to built with mud and love with our incoming interns:
Other happenings: the calendulas are stretching open in the medicine gardens:
The eco-venture odyssey has begun... and her name is Mama Roja. She is a dream of a sustainable lifestyle, more self-sufficiency, less environmental impact. She exists on 32 hectares (80 acres) of (what´s left of) gorgeous forest in the central hills of Misiones, Argentina. This is our homestead, our learning project, our place to live in peace. We want to be constructive, responsible beings, which for us means living as ecologically as possible, cultivating a deep partnership with the land we live on. We believe we can provide for our basic needs (food/water, shelter, clothes, medicine) through simple, natural means. An organic garden. Natural building using local, site-found, and salvaged materials. Connecting with our fellow beings by offering a place to share knowledge and skills, and gain new insight and understanding.We want to live in harmony with nature, reconnect with her wisdom, and savor her delights. By culitvating awareness of our attitudes and actions, we can have a postive effect on our place in this world.