"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn

"ignore the story. see the soul. remember to love. you will never regret it" --- Seane Corn
it's a jungle out there

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Homily from the Beacon Satellite Chapel of the Church of the Batshit Crazy

So I was all about the blah blah blah of the meaning of life and reading the Bhagavad Gita and Conversations with God
and my experience last weekend of Revival at the Abyssinian Baptist Church on Friday and kirtan with Krishna Das on Saturday.

Then on Thursday, Yogini Shannon reminded me of Ruth Stout.

I first read about Ruth and her mulching ways in Mother Earth News a few years ago.
At that time in my life, her easy laborless form of gardening struck me as snake oil being peddled out of the back of a truck.
In and amongst reading about Rudolf Steiner and biodynamic gardening according to the moons phases
and Bill Mollison and permaculture I thought, like everything else in life,
if it's not torture and exhausting and complicated and completely unattainable
well, it just must not be worth it.

I think I know better now

it's totally worth the 20 minutes to watch her in action

I wanna be this lady when I grow up.
Or better yet, be her now.

Ruth Stout
How fuckin awesome is she?



  1. do you know that amen translates from the hebrew as 'may it be so'?

  2. I just got home from a dose of serious love at Gatorbone, watered the garden and posted that quick post. My breakfast was from the hand of Ms. Moon, in the form of angel biscuits and venison sausage (which I guess means from the hand of Mr. Moon, as well) and we spoke of you. So you were among the circle as we watched the moon rise, fat and golden orange, over Little Lake Gatorbone last night. Sending you garden love, and bright white light.

  3. right on sister! i prepared my garden for planting on thursday in 45 minutes. my fav part of the video is when she talks about her day. Yes, I will be like her one day. That is a pretty admirable and lofty goal- but I have faith.......

  4. The One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka was actually the first book I read years ago - it continues to be my to go book even now - way back when I first began to garden and to grow organic vegetables. Ruth was always an inspiration and although I admire her growing practices(never say planting in front of her :)- like her, I have my own mind set about growing and don't believe in chemicals of any kind, for any reason at all.

    If you have not read Masanobu Fukuoka's book I hardly recommend it.

  5. Owen and I planted a whole bunch of peat pots this weekend...almost fifty of them.

    We don't have room for fifty plants.

    But we'll have fun trying.

  6. Outrageous. I watched the whole damn thing and I'm just sitting here, my mouth open.

    I wish Ruth could do a diet video.

  7. So I've been reading about Ruth for years and mulching my ass off and I STILL HAVE WEEDS LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE and ants get in the mulch and bite me all over leaving little pus pockets and oh, where was I going with this?
    I don't think she's gardening in Florida.
    But I love her anyway.
    P.S. We were talking about churches at Gator Bone yesterday and a guy named Frank said that his church's motto would be "Have a drink for Jesus!" and I said, "Jesus can drink for himself," but really, that's a pretty good motto.
    Angie C. is right. You were there with us.

  8. she's kick ass.

    please email me your full mailing address and last name. Lola wrote a letter to Mia

  9. I love Krishna Das!!!

    I love you mas though.


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