At this point in time, we have planted around 10,000 broccolis and cauliflowers, and some spinach and cabbage. However, we have met with a new challenge to growing our own food. A large number of ducks are regularly flying onto our property to swim in our dam, and seeing our young broccolis growing nearby, they cannot resist having a feast. Manigriva Prabhu has tried many tactics to persuade them to leave, such as tying the dogs up near the crop, and placing artificial hawks on poles to deter them, but nothing so far is completely working. Our next tactic is to buy a ‘banger’, which is a gas operated machine which lets off an explosion every few minutes. Lets see if this works.
We have continued with creating a new temple room for the Dieties, with many of the pieces beginning to come into place. Bhaktin Julia, one of our committed friends, has been assisting on her school holidays with re-upholstering Srila Prabhupada’s Vyasasana. We will continue next week with adding new components to the design of the temple.
Until then, I remain yours in the service of Srila Prabhupada.