Welcome to Home Shalom!
Welcome to Home Shalom and Shalom Farm. We pray your visit here be blessed. We are learning to walk in the Ways (Torah) of our Father YHWH and follow Y'shua, His Messiah until He returns to "set things straight". We call it a "Messi-Life". Our walk is neither tidy nor perfect, but it is filled with passion, devotion and desire to serve our King. We are learning to be humble servants, and to be good stewards of the things that He has entrusted to us: His Word, our marriage, our children, our family, our community, our health, and our farm. Hitch your horse and stay a while--our door is always open!
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Back to Eden - Free Film - Gardeners MUST SEE
This is a wonderful video which combines the best of simplicity, permaculture, and Biblical precepts in gardening. Having moved to a new farm (where the soil was not planted in before we came), we quickly learned how much work our very rocky hard hungry clay soil would require. (Around here they call it "chert".) We amended it a little last year and planted in it, but the health and productivity of our plants was nothing like our previous experiance of gardening in raised bed gardens we in our smaller garden in suburbia. (Which was very discouraging!) We struggled to figure out how to implement raised bed ideas into a much larger scale. Our friend did it with an almost 15000 investment. We have so much else that needs to be done on the farm, we didn't feel we could do that, but we were resigned to the fact that it would require SOME capitol if we wanted to grow successfully right away. We knew we would have to make some big changes if we were going to try to live off of the food we produce. The method shared here is the method and philosophy we will be implementing on our farm starting this year. It's simply genius because it follows the design our Creator has put right in front of our eyes!
Back To Eden Film
This is a full length film that runs almost 2 hours. You might want to have your spouse/family watch it with you if your work together in the garden, please allow yourself time to watch the whole thing. It's a must see! Please come back and comment if you did watch it. I would love to hear what you think. It connected so many "gardening dots" together in my brain to solidify the direction we will go. (YES! Halleluyah!)
This post was shared at Simple Lives Thursday