I have repaired these hay feeders for a totally new life – one full of flowers.
Few farmers create hand made wooden hay feeders, as galvanised metal feeders are stronger and last longer, but as the countryside stays ‘up-to-date’, the image of the countryside is regularly back-dated in the media.
Is this the love of nostalgia at work or the wish to dream that something stays the same?
Advertisers often use this ‘country’ panacea to overcome market resistance to new products that have been factory farmed. The trouble is, a lot of people love to believe in phantom concepts so think that the whole world can be ‘organic’ and every farmed life form can be free-range.
I suppose that if we went back to lower human population levels and seasonal harvests then we could get closer to the ways of the past. Luckily the HoBB is small enough to remain organic, but then, we haven’t taken on the remit to feed the world – just those friends that visit.
Round-the-clock I am ignited by the future not the past, but acknowledge that in several areas we have all rushed into new-ways and forgotten ways that were far better. I am sure we can all re-learn the most useful things, especially if we can read them in print and not RDD (Rapidly Decaying Disk) Format. Each time I renovate something at HoBB Real, I try and build in harmony with its original makers because it ‘suits’.
When the two wooden hay feeders are in full bloom as ‘planters’, they will suit the farm. If I position them too close to the galvanised wire stock proof fencing, I am sure their floral contents will suit the sheep’s taste buds too!
Re-cycling and renovating waves ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant.
There is no plug at the bottom of the Sea to let out the dirty water, yet every day we wash muck off our lands into our shared sea.
There’s no new supply of ‘fresh clean water’ being delivered to planet Earth – we have to keep that which we have, “clean”.
The water we all use is only being part-cleaned by natural forces and part-distributed around the World by clouds. The World’s muck builds up as we all pee in the sea, but muck from factories is more than plain urine! As we ALL buy and consume stuff made by factories, we are all polluting, including those fine people who make a stand against pollution and keep lobbying governments – using plastic phones and paper as they lobby. OK, ‘some’ pollution is going to occur; the debate is “how much can the earth’s ecosystem tollerate”?
“Lifestyle” needs to change but we have all become content with new technologies and convenience living – so content are we all, that any suggestion of change is often labelled as ‘going back to the Ark’. But alternative technologies are taking us forward – maybe to a new ark or space pod to seed other worlds or simply to escape from this rancid, once blue planet?
Slowing down the pollution gives us more time. We need to slow down enough to let nature catch up and regain its superior balancing work across all environments. We humans are good at building environmental problems but amateurs at holding the Balance of Nature itself. We need to work alongside the systems already in place and run by Nature itself otherwise we’ll be forced to change our global and commercialised ‘lifestyle’ in the face of the results from our own actions.
And if anyone reading this is thinking only of themselves and their own short lifetime on this planet, don’t wait till muck hits the fan, think again, now.
Support Nature, it supports you!
Waves from Grant, co-founder of the UK Registered Charity, World of Water.
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