Eating from our Garden

I squeezed my own orange juice yesterday morning, not from our oranges, but from the Tangellos (mandarin-grapefruit cross) we got from Emma’s Grandma’s place near Mildura a few weeks ago. Lots of seeds but the taste was worth it!

I found a potato in the tub of spuds and we put it, sliced, on the BBQ with the fish and it was really tasty!

I’ve been eating a fair few nectarines and thinking about what to do with the rest of them as they start to ripen, you can pick soft ones from the tree now! We’re thinking stewed nectaries, maybe dehydrate some of them, freeze a few more. The fresh ones are much better cold, tho eating them fresh and hot is interesting.

The peaches didn’t fare so well, we got a few but it was a bit too hot as they were ripening and many of them cooked on the tree and had bugs in them. I am surprised that I’m enjoying the nectarines more than peaches and not from availability.

The apples are starting to get big and one fell in my bunny proofed section of garden under the orange tree and within a couple of days it was a tiny bird pecked core! No wonder the birds love our place so much, the feast on our fruit! I’d rather they left the strawberries more, i don’t mind sharing but we’ve only had a handful of the 20+ berries that have fruited.

I feel really blessed to have this food from my garden but it’s alot of work and it’s a bit tricky learning to deal with bugs and other nasties when you want to raise them naturally, no chemicals for me thanks! I’m learning what grows where and how to protect the plants from some of the things that want to eat them, and find nice surprises like a handful of rasperries, hiding under the leaves, not visible to birds! And the potato was a nice surprise too.

The joy of having food to eat in your own back yard is such a treat, despite the challenges, like empty rain water tanks, and its’ not even February! I used mains water for the first time this year. Praying for rain amid my gratitude for the long and sporadic harvest!


Quote from MLK Jr on Love and Power

“One of the greatest problems of history is that the concepts of love and power are usually contrasted as polar opposites. Love is identified with a resignation of power and power with a denial of love. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive and that love without power is sentimental and anemic.”-Martin Luther King Jr.

Thoughtspeed: The Speed of Thought in Free Space

Thoughtspeed: The Speed of Thought in Free Space

by Owen Waters

Old ideas give way to new ones. Old barriers, sooner or later,

crumble and fade away.

One idea that is crumbling today is the idea that nothing in

the universe can go faster than lightspeed. This will be

replaced by a recognition that thought travels millions of

times faster than lightspeed – at the the speed of thought

in free space, or thoughtspeed.

In the early Star Trek series on television, the mission of

the Starship Enterprise was to explore the universe and boldly

go where no one has gone before. The Enterprise was able to

exceed light speed; quite considerably, it would seem, as it

was supposed to have traveled to the edge of the Milky Way

galaxy in just a few hours. The cruising speed actually

required for such a feat is millions of times lightspeed.

Science fiction is often a medium for possibility thinking.

The possibility of humans touring the galaxy and beyond seems

eminently reasonable. After all, human potential is, by design,

unlimited. There is no way in creation that the universe can be

just a set of pretty lights that we never get to explore!

Today, the shift towards recognizing thoughtspeed is just

beginning. Faster-than-light phenomena are being observed by

today’s physicists when they see the effects of subatomic

particles communicating with each other. When a subatomic

particle bumps into another one, they become ‘friends’ and

carry on communicating with each other. The fact that they then

become separated by millions of miles does not reduce their

willingness to communicate. When something happens to one

particle, it lets the other particle know about it and, in

pure empathy, it reacts in a like manner.

We know from the work of insightful pioneers like biologist

Rupert Sheldrake that telepathy works, but how fast does it

work? As thoughts are non-physical, they certainly are not

limited by lightspeed. The question is, how much faster than

light is the speed of thought in free space? It is likely

millions of times faster, and possibly billions of times


In the 1940s, aircraft were limited to the speed of sound

until they found a way through the sound barrier and were then

able to travel at supersonic speeds. One day, when our

spaceship propulsion drives are capable of accelerating ships

to lightspeed, we will find a way for them to break the light


Then, we won’t be just looking up at the night sky any more.

We’ll be flying through it, going where no one has gone before.

*If you enjoyed today’s article, forward it to a friend!

They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.

This article was written by Owen Waters, author of

“The Shift: The Revolution in Human Consciousness”

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