This week at Hare Krishna Valley, we were fortunate to be blessed with the visits of some special guests. Our world famous Hare Krishna chef, Kurma Dasa, visited the farm to inspect the kitchen for the upcoming cooking retreat that we are hosting. He was impressed with our spacious kitchen which has been newly renovated. We were also pleased to be visited by Gokula, who was one of the original pioneers of Hare Krishna Valley, and who built many of the buildings which currently exist here. He was pleased to see our progress, and that we are using the facility to attract others to Krishna consciousness.
On Friday night we attended another monthly home program in Geelong, which was attended by even more guests than last time. Around 30 of us held kirtan, discussed Bhagavad-Gita philosophy, chanted one round of japa meditation, and enjoyed a delicious feast offered to Krishna. When we woke up on Saturday morning, we were surprised to see that our newly planted Japanese cherry tree had blossomed. We took this as an auspicious sign from Krishna that He is pleased with our service.
In order to scare the ducks away that are eating our crop of broccolis, Manigriva set up a gas powered “banger”, which lets off a loud noise every 15 minutes. We now have around 12,000 broccoli and cauliflower seedlings in the ground, and we are looking forward to beginning harvesting them in August.
We look forward to speaking to you again next week.
Until then, I remain yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada.