Also known as an aattukal, the kalloral or wet grinding stone used to be an indispensable tool in every south Indian home. Then there was the flat ammi kal, which […]
One of the biggest challenges for our farm is the poor soil. Mulch! mulch! mulch! is our motto. (And munch, munch, munch! is our practice.) We have been trying to […]
Step one: Put out the solar cooker Step two: Give up on lunch. Enjoy the water instead.
Finally, after several semi-drought years and a disastrous early monsoon, we have rain! Every night! Water is standing everywhere, and flowing in many places. In the mornings, there are muddy […]
I don’t know if well rings are peculiar to India, but they certainly seem ubiquitous here. Everywhere you go… Until recently I used to wonder at the number of these […]
My courtyard is a bit of an eyesore. It could be a very pleasant place if anything would grow in it. I’ve tried all kinds of flowers, tufty wild grass, […]
I’ve talked before, in my post on Green Warriors, of the loneliness of trying to do the right thing on your own. In an effort to scale up a little, […]