Yesterday my wife, Rani, joined me at the field. We spent some quality time with each other, harvesting potatoes and taking them home to make chips.
First I collect wooden pallets and other recyclable materials, which have been thrown away or left for me by local businesses.
I then take the materials to the farm, where they can be imaginatively used for building temporary structures (like giant lego).
It is not necessary to use nails, screws, cement or anything permanent. These structures can be moved, modified or demolished at any time.
Recycled materials can be used to make weather proof buildings, furniture, book shelves etc. Hay and straw make free and effective cushioning for seating,
If you would like to play ‘giant lego’, contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Raul is a fantastic person, and I am grateful for him coming into my life. We founded the L.O.V.E. Project together, and it is our greatest passion in life. Yesterday we both took a bunch of kids to the meadow in Eynsham, which we use as one of our sites in the project. It is a beautiful place to be in the summer with the river, orchard, and flowers in bloom. We took the mini quadbike and let the kids run wild for a few hours, and then had a picnic. Raul’s elderly mother came too. She likes being in the presence of children. We ended with a swim in the river!
‘Dude’ came to my friend Vikki from the charity, ‘Blue Cross’. He had been mistreated by his previous owners. Vikki uses a section of our land for Dude and Magic (another horse from the same charity), and in exchange we are allowed to ride them. Dude and I are developing a relationship, a two way healing process which benefits us both.