… and our world keeps on turning.
One can write essays and songs about the phenomenon that keeps our planet spinning, but let us stop at
the fact that the planet we call “Earth” has rotated 365 times around its axle in the time-span of a year, and that
all who happen to come around and read this are all that much older since same time last year.
That is how easy it is to spin lengthy sentences around undeniable facts, and end up saying absolutely nothing. Too many governments in the world stay afloat by having their members and coconspirators spit out nothing but such empty phrases, while exploiting everyone and everything within reach.
For what it's worth; we have one of those “govs” in my country … embarrassingly so in all its kakistocratic splendor.
Having been around a few years, I have seen it all before. Only, by now all has become so much clearer, as the repeating and overlapping cycles are found everywhere, for everyone who wants to, to see. Cherry picking facts for an agenda – any agenda – does not make all the other facts go away, and no amount of coverup and lies can erase the truth.
At best it is kind of fun to watch the lunacy known as “alternative facts” spread to all corners of our world. At worst the whole issue is just depressing.
The many “back to nature” philosophies we can find in our societies – especially those that have been tried and tested over a few generations, may contain some very useful elements even for those of us who like to think, and work, along more technocratic lines. Makes sense to learn how nature works and how to work with it, rather than attempting to change and “improve” on it and risk destroying the basis for all life.
a few points…
- Nature in its purest form, is accidental rather than intentional, and will find its own balance. Read all you can find about the Goldilocks zone.
- Nature works at its own phases, regardless of what humans think, decide, and try to do about any of it. Be patient, as all we build will be destroyed.
- Nature does not need humans in any way, shape, or form, anywhere, while we modern humans can not survive for long without a rich and well-functioning nature to exploit and/or harvest.
Whatever we do, here at the farm or elsewhere, we try to take those points, and quite a few other along the same lines, into account. So far nature has not let us down, while other “factors” are questionable at best.
well rested farm workers…
Most mornings; as we look out the main livingroom windows before sun-up, we find our farm animals resting on the old farm-road by the calf-pen, chewing cud.
Cows are smart beings, and they grasp the many ins and outs their world consists of extremely well, even with us humans in it to mess
Where they rest in the picture, they have several water sources near by, good overview in case predators or other suspect creatures enter the area, and less than 30 short cow-steps to the feed-vagon with mineral additives. Thus, no point for them to move further away from those essentials in between meals, until the grass starts growing for real in a few weeks time.
all in a day
Like on most days on our small farm this time of year, the animals work all day, while we only put in an hour or so of work to feed and
check them for any problems.
Backrubs are also very much appreciated now that they try to get rid of their thick winter fur. Nights with low temperatures and now and then light snow covers that we still can get around here now in April, do not bother them the slightest.
So, while today (April 12th) is my official birthday, it is all the same for the two- and four-legged inhabitants
on the farm. Once it gets a little warmer outside, more hours will be spent on actual farmwork in preparance for the summer
Right now I'll have a nap, whether I deserve one or not.
last rev: 13.apr.2021