Sunday, April 13, 2014

This Is Africa, this is Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Laos This is Myanmar, Philippians, South America, Korea, this is North America Europe and Japan, this is ARI. Many but one, the marginalized, the discriminated, the down trodden, the burden backs.  An almost invisible school but a vision that is very clear. Grassroots of all nations living together as the Almighty intended, overcoming difference to overcome real world suffering. “That we may live together.” In hopes we may return to the ancient ways embracing simplicity and loving our creation. So all food may be free of all chemicals and pesticides, and ALL may eat and hunger will be no more.    
Many seeds have been going back in the ground. Teaching English class is newest challenge. Participants have arrived starting a new year and reminding again what ARI is all about. Trees begin to bloom and ground crawls with earthly creatures, submerging with the changing of the seasons. Snow turns to spring rain and the sounds of the fields in the day and the patties at night are filled with many.  

Saturday, February 22, 2014

deer donation

first ARI English bible camp

 bible camp


discussion around new bio gas project

contractor laying the foundation of new chapel

bio gas leak repair and covered structure

mongol bean sorting

 dinner in the country side (traditional Japanese  house with fire pit and rice straw ceiling)

Sunday, February 2, 2014


 Feeding animals, chopping wood, spreading compost and preparing the land. sitting around the warmth of the burning stove where we gather for WiFi and conversation. Coffee, Tea, and homemade meals made up according to season. 
Through undisturbed darkness I stop to quiet my mind. A motivating force blows through the trees surrounding me like an ambush. With the night sky holding its place as it always does, giving peace to whomever acknowledges.

 one of my favorite farm activities
Shige and Sam taking down the pile:
 to stay warm you must cut wood
egg makers
evening feeding 
Food processing: Mochi 
Montana brothers: swinging from the second story,
Jesse"s  older brother Jacob came out to ARI for a week

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Niko monkey 
Foundation to new A.R.I chapel
St. John Anglican church
Turner  new volunteer  welcoming 
Egg room
no evil

bronze Buddha
school Fish
self took
Shrine gathering

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

snow day
bond fire
commencement service: graduates 2013
Montana mountain man and Maui mid drift
shige San and mitsu San
 Christmas decorating