“Be a gentle friend to nature and it will give you back beauty, cool and fragrant shade, and many birds, singing”
My love for nature and the outdoors stems from my army background. After a glorious innings in the Services I felt I must involve myself with an activity that will keep me happily busy. So the job offers from the corporate world did not quite appeal to my instincts. It all happened when I made a chance visit to a friend’s farm who was growing flowers like roses, gerbera, chrysanthemum and the likes. The riot of color of thousands of flowers was almost intoxicating and inspired me to set up my own little farm right in a rustic village area.
My reinvention from an Army Career to Farming (Jai Jawan Jai Kissan)
Visits to the proposed farm-site everyday in good and bad weather and driving through rough village tracks soon became a routine. Problems and hitches cropped regulary and resolving them with cooperation from the village folks made every exciting. I learned a great lesson – rural solutions to seemingly complex problems always emerge from simple local improvisations and with the least cost. In management jargon termed – Jugaad!
The primary focus of my blog is therefore farming – organic farming. And my love for the nature and desire to learn more in this field inspires me to expand the blog scope to environmental, ecology and inspirational rural enterprise issues.
We all know that ‘variety is the spice of life’. As such some random thoughts as they occur are added!
I would love to have your views. Cheers 🙂