Farm Blog

Planning your garden

This is post 4 of the series I have been writing to get you up to speed on my farming journey thus far. If you haven’t read my previous posts, please start with my first, second and third post here. 4 March 2018 Though our dream farm house construction is underway, our plans of starting a garden with a vegetable patch, fruit…

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Laying The Foundation – Farmhouse construction

This is post 3 of the series I am writing wherein I share my personal experiences and thoughts from the past year. If you haven’t already, do click here to read the first and second post . 4 Feb 2018 The year 2017 ended with a wonderful promise; a promise of exciting possibilities and adventures galore! And as promised, 2018…

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Dream of a farmhouse

This is post 2 of the series I am writing wherein I share my personal experiences and thoughts from the past year. To read the previous post click here. 29 Dec 2017 With the green signal given by electricity supply and the quiet enlightenment of a farmhouse, my mind is on overdrive; Designing my cozy farmhouse, scrounging books and Internet…

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Looking Back at Project Organic Farm

As the year winds down, it’s time to look ahead and plan for the upcoming year; but somehow I will not be able to do that until I look back on this wonderful and eventful year that was nothing short of a life changing one. It brought in dreams and possibilities I never thought was possible and made it come…

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Are we chasing a cheap dream?

Have you ever wondered why home-grown/ homemade/ handmade/ handcrafted… is always expensive, and difficult to source? And all the while, their cheaper counterparts are readily available in abundance, at every nook and cranny of the city. It’s the marketing of such dubious products that prey on our time-constraint and need for convenience. They know that these are the pressure points…

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First step – Learning tricks of the trade

Finally after weeks of postponing and rescheduling our meeting with Mr. Venugopal of https://www.ilearnfarming.com/, my husband and I met him at his farm in Thirukazhukundram. We started from home early in the morning around 6:00 AM. After following directions on GPS and reaching the closest point we called him and he guided us over the phone. After a 45 min…

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How I Turned My Farm Dream Into A Reality

It is definitely not easy to answer that question because it was a tiny seed of a dream that was there for quite some time, buried underground without anyone’s knowledge, silently waiting for the right conditions to grow. Because otherwise what’s the rationale on why we felt the way we did when we looked at the small coconut farm. And…

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A little about my farm & me…

I have a very small farm located in a village on the out-skirts of Chennai, India. And by small I mean very small, about half acre, close to ten grounds with around 20 coconut trees. Yeah, not a huge area but enough to realize my dreams of living off the land and living a life closer to nature. Though I…

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My journey towards an Eco-friendly lifestyle

Recently we were interviewed by “The New Indian Express” newspaper about reducing our waste and going for a zero-waste lifestyle. You can read the newspaper clipping here http://epaper.newindianexpress.com/1681006/The-New-Indian-Express-Chennai/02062018#page/24 A dear friend suggested that I write a blog post on how we are trying to achieve this and that’s how this article came to be. Zero-waste lifestyle is all about reducing…

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