Cha, Cha …Changes!

Thank God for the young people because in them is our hope. And they are getting it.

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Image: Inside Climate News, http://insideclimatenews.org/

Plant any land you have with flowers, trees and food.

Little Old Red-Haired Girl

The main goal for Ms. SpoolTeacher is to take care of her Little Old Red-Haired Senior Girl and make sure she is as happy as can be….Take care of little Doggies changes we must all make

Changes. They begin with us. We have the power to change the world. Want the beautiful things in life; relationships, nature and love of all things living. Forget about wealth other than the wealth of a wonderful friend and what it means to share time peacefully with them.

Or the beauty in petting behind the ear of a beloved animal and the pleasure they assure you with their eyes. They are grateful for your care.

They know they depend on you. They may wish they had more control and maybe even thumbs. But they know you have them and they submit to waiting on the love you will deliver.  And Gertis The Mertis Too For the birds Ahhh Little Old Red-Haired Senior Girl Little Old Red-Haired Senior Girl Plant Food Ms. SpoolTeacher’s favorite tomato, Black Krim…

Ms. SpoolTeacher's favorite tomato

Seed Savers Exchange is a go to place for these seeds. Click picture to go right to them.

Change the paradigm. Change yourself. Plant food. Live slow. Hang out your washed clothes in the sun. Love animals. Love each other.

We can do it. We have to take away the power of things that are bigger than we are. If everybody does it, just Imagine….

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Imagine

Imagine knowing your baby will be secure for life?

Imagine knowing your baby will be secure for life?

“Imagine you are being born and society tells you ‘Welcome, you will be cared for, and asks you what you want to do with your life, what is your calling? Imagine that feeling, that’s a whole different atmosphere “ – Daniel Straub, Co-founder, Basic Income Initiative

Switzerland may start paying every adult (whether they work or not) a salary of over $2000 per month, based on the idea that their citizens will have more time to devote to things they are intrinsically interested in, instead of spending the majority of their time worrying about how they are going to survive, as many individuals with entry level positions find it hard to meet their needs. The income initiative promises every Swiss citizen a living wage , so they can always survive without basic financial worry.

Read the article here to consider pros and cons.

Ms. SpoolTeacher has always thought that as citizens, we own the commons. That means that the resources in the ground, air, water, nature, etc. belong to the people who inhabit the land.

Inhabitants of the land, the commons

Inhabitants of the land, the commons

She doesn’t believe that Corporations own them. She knows that it takes capital, small “c”, to make these resources viable for the citizens and that those engaged in making that happen deserve a “living wage” and their expenses paid for doing it.

Corporate Feudalism: The End of Nation States

“Corporate Feudalism: The End of Nation States”. Click picture to read the post by Steve Lovelace

She believes that any investment in research and development is an expense and should be funded by “the commons” who will benefit by the progress. If the commons won’t be benefited, it shouldn’t be being done. Period. If it does harm to the commons, it shouldn’t be being done. Period.

She doesn’t believe that those managing resources as profit making Capitalists should recover money for the investments that “the commons” provided initially; i.e., monies our government has already funded for research and development that is done before profit making Capitalist do what they do. You know, like all the work our government did to bring the internet into viability for Silicon Valley to further improve and develop. And that those same profit making Capitalists owe the commons a portion of the wealth they extract from the commons. It is, after all, our resources that they are given the privilege of “harvesting”.

The whole world is askew. There seem to be two basic camps of thinking…

Precision Nutrition. Click image to read post

two camps of thinking image courtesy of Precision Nutrition. Click image to read post (about food)

Will the chocolate cake be put to the Right use on the Left, or will the Right leave the Left with no chocolate cake at all? The cupcake is pink, so it must be of no use at all or maybe, just maybe Left on it’s own, the pink cupcake has all the Right ingredients after all. Right or Left, Left or Right? Maybe we should be thinking Pink?

Ms. SpoolTeacher believes with her whole heart that all new parents want the best possible for their babies. They don’t want their babies to spend their lives worrying in excess or unnecessarily. The right kind of stress is a good thing. Being in a chronic state of stress with survival worry is not.

They want their children to be free to grow into the beings God intends for them to be.

Well, the most important thing is that we all have food. So let’s quit worrying about all that other stuff and get out there and at least 1% of us plant some food.

White House garden

White House garden: Image courtesy of One Green Generation. (click image to read post at http://1greengeneration.elementsintime.com/?p=982 )

This looks like a pretty good plan, don't you think?

This looks like a pretty good plan, don’t you think?

And live a little more simply, and want a little less in material goods, and start wanting more for each other?

Are you planting this year? Are you helping someone else plant? Are you buying from someone who grows in your community?

That’s where imagining a better future starts. At least Ms. SpoolTeacher thinks it is.

Imagine. Just imagine.

Thinking isn’t always doing

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So the bee’s have come and are returning daily to see what new fruity, flowery flavors are on the menu for the day.

As early as possible, seeds were stuck in any kind of soil retaining container could be found that would suffice. Monumental efforts to live as simplistically as possible require this. Orange juice “cartons” had their tops lopped off and the bottoms used as planters. As it turned out, the tops were perfect protectors for the little seedlings as they were started to root in the plots they were intended. The compressible tops let in just enough light and air and act as a mini-green house, shading the tiny troopers and keeping the wind from raking. Plants are, simply, AMAZING what they can survive and thrive to become.

Something came along and lopped off the stalks and left the foliage on the first go ’round. Ingenuity inspired the “gardener” to turn wire trash baskets bottoms up and anchor them with floor tiles (she had hoarded and had lying around thinking about what kind of floor she might want whenever she might be able) to keep (she thinks) mice out. The mother of invention. The tiles turn out to be great as they anchor the wire baskets at night, shade at 2pm when the sun hits that strip full on and then allow the water from the watering can to spill over the basket, not on the actual leaves. Genius, simply genius…

This is how things come about and get done; but nothing gets done if you don’t start somewhere. Thinking isn’t always doing.

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More plots are in the planning. Shovel and bend, shovel and bend to pull out grass that have their rhizomes roaming, and into the compost heap they go, nothing to waste.

Spare Shelf was imagined and “launched” with the turn of 2013. Here it is nearing end of May already. It’s so much fun to be out with the Bees making food that making things to sell has fallen behind a little. That is a love too, but the sun is so wonderful and the birds are chirping and nesting and pairing and playing in the waters that are left for them. They are sitting up on their perches watching the shovel fly and anticipating the apricots, peaches, apples and plums.

Life is so full of wonderful things to do, the only bored is board in this gardener’s book of words?

Speaking of boards, it’s time to work on the shed, get those shelves up and things arranged so some cat coming this way can have a feast on mice and change that stalk eating scenario the natural way…

Oh, the stalks will be strong enough to fend for themselves soon enough.

Soon enough. I guess the shelves can wait for a bit.

Except for Spare Shelf. That “shovel” needs to move. Got any ideas?