15 January 2013

Back to Eden Gardening


First, I have to THANK darling Noël (commenter) who mentioned this movie in the comments of my most recent post.  WHAT A DELIGHT to sit and watch this movie about Paul... a gardener who loves and trusts The Lord.
At first, though I was enjoying the gardening aspect I thought Paul a bit extravagant... a bit of an over the top person.  The kind of person who can't stop talking about their passion...

Takes one to know one I suppose.

 

Then I found myself invited into his passion for gardening and rather envious of his relationship with God.  I let go of my snooty "skepticlism" and just listened and learned.

For someone who is pouring over seed catalogs, stressing out over vertical or horizontal rows (as viewed from my kitchen sink), constantly on Craigslist looking for free rabbits or free rabbit poop... wondering what to do with all the chicken poop filled straw.... how long does it take to break down... will I be able to manage the weeds...   

For someone who's brain is all about 
Gardening from January first on out... 



This movie was an unexpected breath of fresh air and I can't say we won't be giving this "technique" a try here on Half-Way Farm.

I hope you enjoy.  
You might want to take notes.
I tried to embed it but didn't want to wait for permission so simply click the link below... it's a real movie so set aside time to watch the entire thing and let me know what you think.



17 comments:

Lorilee said...

Thank you for sharing. I will have to watch it this weekend. I desperately need something to take me away from all the Obama bad news!
Blessings,
Lorilee

Noël McNeil said...

So glad you enjoyed the movie! And no I haven't implemented the 'techniques' yet, but we're working on getting some wood chips to our house. Pronto! Lord willing, both of our gardens will be amazing this Spring and Summer. :)

shirlgirl said...

Have you heard of keyhole gardening? My brother recently told me about it and if you are interested I will send you a link. It sounds great for several reasons. It saves bending over,it provides an easy place to put compost materials and provides constant plant nourishment. In our case it makes it a place to plant where the deer can't eat it all.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Angela, I got this delivered to my mailbox yesterday. We only have four chic chicks but I think this would work. You are sitting on some gold. I love this idea! Here is the link:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/composting-with-chickens?utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email

à la parisienne said...

Angela,
Wow, this movie sounds like food for my soul-gardening and loving the Lord? What a wonderful combination!

This year all I wanted for Christmas was raised beds (much to say about my gardening passion, huh?), so we were able to add quite a bit to the garden this year. This week, I received my new seeds from Baker Creek and already started my seeds indoors--looking forward to my bathroom greenhouse again.
Thanks for recommending this movie. I'll be watching it soon.

Mandy

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I'll have to check out that film!!! Thanks for writing about it :) I don't have a tv anymore, but I do watch DVDs and maybe I can find this on DVD :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Elma said...

Oh we have rabbits and chickens:) Now to learn what to do with all the poop!!! I did not know you could use rabbit poop for your flower garden:)

Carrie said...

Your link came just in time for me! This is like lasagna gardening simplified. I had always heard that wood chips would take the nitrogen from the plants, but this explained that away. Love the way he talks about looking at how nature and acknowledges God's work. Thank you for the garden info and inspiration once again.

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Elma... I don't know if you will see this but I can't find how to reach you. Rabbit poop is the perfect poop - it has all the right amounts of whatever (nitrogen and stuff) and does not need to "cure" first. In fact, you can mix it up in a five gallon bucket with some water and pour it right on veggies and the like without burning them.

the altered past said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video. I just finished watching it and I have 6 pages of notes. Some of the things he mentions were never taught in my Master Gardener class. I'm ready to get my hands in the dirt right now! Blessings!

shirlgirl said...

I finally had time to watch the video and I loved his idea of looking to see how God manages his garden and taking ideas from Him.

Abby Jo @ forgottenwayfarms.com said...

We own this DVD and it was a huge blessing! We grow and eat most of our food :) this film was inspiring none the less. Rabbit poop is amazing! Blessing on the new baby, we have five children too! They are the biggest blessings of our life.

Josephine Rose said...

Great film!

HomemakerAng said...

funny you should post this now. We are on the exact same page :) I am glad you found this resource. Then end of November The Gentle Giant had 300+ yards of fresh wood chips (untreated) delivered to the farm. I was a little irritated at first by the number of piles out in front of the barn, but we have been spreading them on our fields all winter and my garden is next :) If you want to come and get some free wood chips, have at it!

HomemakerAng said...

funny you should post this now. We are on the exact same page :) I am glad you found this resource. Then end of November The Gentle Giant had 300+ yards of fresh wood chips (untreated) delivered to the farm. I was a little irritated at first by the number of piles out in front of the barn, but we have been spreading them on our fields all winter and my garden is next :) If you want to come and get some free wood chips, have at it!

Sarah Jean said...

I live near Paul Gautschi and have been to his place, you would love it. We had been using his methods and I cannot recommend them highly enough! They are soo much easier than what we were doing and our garden is gorgeous now.

If you want more from Paul, there is a Youtube channel called l2survive with over 50 clips from the tours he gives.

His wife is a midwife, on the video titled "birthing and child rearing" I happen to discuss home birth and homeschooling with him. You will like him even more when you hear his comments.:)

Enjoy!

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