As we settle in to wait for the rains, the trees in my ‘nurseries’ wait too. In clay pots and plastic bags and troughs and coir pots and coconut shells, […]
Inspired by the February landscape, I compose my first haiku. In February Bare limbs stretch above, Broody leaves nestle below, Live buds lurk, waiting.
Last year we got our first crop of mangoes. And now suddenly, here’s our first pomegranate. Isn’t that the most beautiful sight, the first fruit on a young tree? This […]
Farming often involves detective work… Who nibbled up those tender green woodapple leaves the minute they sprouted? Why are the bottom halves of all the tomatoes missing? Which way did […]
I watched this great documentary today, about how globalization and capitalism are impoverishing farmers across the world. What can I say? It’s an education! It’s astonishing, enlightening, inspiring. It makes […]
A couple of years ago, I did an online geology course offered by the American Museum of Natural History on Coursera. It was a terrific course, exciting and packed with […]
Until now, I’ve posted only the pretty pictures. But now the truth: sometimes, this is what it looks like. Fires everywhere! In summer the villagers set fire to the brush, […]