Monday, May 16, 2005

Living on a Farm


Papaya Picking

We’ve been walking for almost two months now and just when we think we’re at the end of the rope with people to profile, we run into someone who knows a lot of interesting people. This time was no different.

Just as we were on our last contact, Anandbhai, an activist suggested several people that we should meet. Among them was Kantibhai, whose farm we’re currently staying at. He’s an enthusiastic young guy, who gave up city life to live in a small village and do organic farming. Kantibhai’s whole ideal is that we should live “in tune” with nature. He feels, that is what is best for our bodies, our minds, and our souls.

And staying here has proven that to be true. This has been a great treat for us. None of us had ever picked our own papayas or mangoes before. He has everything you can possibly want for cooking right here in his own farm. Sleeping under the stars on a cot, surrounded by the coconut, sugar canes, and big mango trees is one of the best feelings in the world. Suddenly, there are no worries.

You go to sleep when it gets dark and wake up when the sun comes up. And the first thing you find when you look up is that there's a baby calf staring you in the face wondering what you’re doing on his farm.

It’s the good life and I plan to relish every moment of it. =)

4 comments:

Santosh said...

hi Guri,
Thanx for writing about ur journey -
i am one of those who is the process of change, moving from the city to the forest. not in the league of Sonejis. maybe i am still in the evolving stage.
it will be great to meet these people who u have spoken in ur blog - will u be able to share their contacts..
santosh

Anonymous said...

thx for sharing,
it's very helpful and encouraging for me and others who try to do the same as what you and Nipun do.

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Shivani Batra said...

Seeing these type of pictures remember the real India which we always forget.I suggest all people to visit these type of places which remind us the people who live their life by facing these difficulties.To visit these places you can use services like car hiring and taxi services.