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

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Isaiah 2:4

And he shall judge
among the nations

and shall rebuke
and they shall beat
their swords
into plowshares
and their spears
into pruning hooks

shall not lift up
against nation
neither shall they learn
any more.

I look into the eyes of strengthened testimony

Witnesses of truth and leaders to their people

Inspired by their trials of deep pain to overcome

Men and women unknown, anonymous to a faceless revolution

Restoring ancient methods with the combination of modern knowledge

Caring for soil as a sacred part of creation

Revealing the poison, to the blindness to chemical cultivation

Helping me understand the disturbing truth to the common everyday essential, FOOD

 commencement service: Otsu Sensei gives a message and prayer to the new Graduates
my friends my family and a communion for change. They have enlightened me with a deeper conviction. I pray that the Father may bless their hands for a Harvest of Awareness. Now they are  back in their countries after a 9 month training to practice their new learning at ARI. May God bless the work of graduates of 2013.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

 rice husk charcoal for fertilizer
husking rice
filtering oil from mustard seed and sunflower seed
oil for cooking