The nutrient rich water collector or ‘Pong’ as we call it; collecting the nectar for roots into a resevoir

nutrient rich water collectorHi, … and it can be very high!
Down the road on a wet winter evening, a stream of pong arrives. From the farm above, this nutrient rich brown smelly arrival has made its way into our water meadow to please the roots of grass, thistles and nettles alike , but not for ever!

The ‘great’ plan, or one of them at least, is to harness this goodness and direct it into a small storage tank at the head of HoBB land. It’s high up and through gravity, it should be possible to set up a system that distributes it around to all those plants keen on dark gunge. It will need diluting before use but it may provide a better solution than our present arrangements for liquid plant feed.

At the moment we harvest comfrey and put it into a bath of water, allowing it to rot down and create … yes, you guessed… brown water.

I think the work will be a summer job when the pong is not about somehow. Any volunteers – let me know!
waves ~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~ from here to you, Grant

Precious Earth I

Cluebod Image by kind permission of Little People BooksWANTED – PEOPLE TO SAVE THE PLANET

Any volunteers? Switch on the news and the world seems riddled with a lot of doom and gloom. It has been like that for ages and it gets some people down. It is too easy to be a ‘viewer’ and conclude that the whole world is full of destruction and corrupt politicians. It’s too easy to ‘sponge up’ the climate presented by a news caster and never venture into the fray to see what others say.

If you start believing that you are a lone voice so cannot change things because they are too big or they are way ‘over your head’, then you will certainly prove yourself right by not trying.

The plain truth is this:
We do need to continually save this planet from those who go about creating problems by polluting, spreading viruses, damaging harvests, creating mayhems and halting the nature of PSP (Perpetual Sustainable Progress). If we hide from our collective responsibility to future generations and assume all our ill-fated actions blow over, then we ‘gift-forward’ our less-than-best which is a shody thing to do for the future of our children.

By the way, the ‘news’ all looks to be pretty gloomy because it underlines where things are going wrong in the world. Those things that are not broken do not need fixing. We all must view the ‘news’ as a series of alert signals, drawing our attention to everything that needs working on.

There are loads of caring groups of people and individuals all working very hard to do their very best, every day. Whenever you see the darkness glooming, remember too the brightnesses blooming.

Never give up on a good thing. Save the Planet daily.

See also [Precious Earth II (The Sequel)]

Waves from Grant ~~~~~~~ <+))))))))>< ~~~