Dairy news.

This is in continuation of the blog from June 9 about our deliberations of retired animals. Welli died a few days ago. She was in her 20th life year. In her last days she could not walk and eat anymore and developed some other complications. This was the point where we decided to sedate her…

Short Sunday morning weather musings It’s raining again; just listening to that old song of Supertramp… And that is what it has been doing a lot in July. We got a whopping 19cm of rain so far spread over 9 days which is quite different from last year where we got less than 5 cm…

Nursery.

This week we started to work on our Gliricidea nursery. This is a yearly ritual where we prepare a nursery of 5000 or more Gliricidea seedlings to plant on the lands which are not easy to control. Ambika and Sengani filling nursery packets with soil. Young Gliricidea widely planted. Mature Gliricidea row planted. Once grown,…

Cow herd.

Today the cow herd is grazing lazily in one of the paddy fields which has green manure plants growing in it. Our 20 acres of paddy land is divided in over 100 plots which are bunded and leveled individually. We have around 40 fields with lush green manure growing in it right now. The rest…

Annapurna Support Fund.

This week blog, I want to share a reaction from one of our supporters about the “Annapurna Support Fund”. Toine is a Senior Aurovilian involved on governing level and working with Auroville Consulting. Dear Annapurna Team, Congrats with the Annapurna website. Finally, a site that you (hopefully) need not have to fence!I read the following…

Various projects.

Digging of the pond, rice cultivation experiment and new biogas tank. Besides the normal farm operations, we have been engaged with various projects in the past week. Tarun is busy putting a periphery bund around a piece of forest land Annapurna acquired through a land exchange many years back. The land is a bit over…

Starting the blog

Hi there, A weekly blog to give you a glimpse of our reality at Annapurna farm. It will sometimes be a bit more elaborate and philosophical, at times short, practical, and to the point. Right now we are developing more land for green fodder cultivation for the dairy. Our aim is to slowly reduce the…