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Fields and fields and fields of wheat, peas, sunflowers and more & more & more…

Went to the Big Village yesterday to get some car supplies. Finally finished the Volga and she is in smooth running shape. We stopped to look at what was growing in the massive fields growing all along as we drove…

Kilometers of sweet peas on one side. Sweet peas as far as the eye could see and almost ready to harvest….Yellow peas, field peas, every pea imaginable…

Kilometers and kilometers of sunflowers and soybeans and wheat and wheat and more wheat. Oh and sugar beets from the sunrise to the sunset in fields so big that a single field surrounds a half dozen villages with just a tiny goat trail leading into access of the villages…

Yellow field peas…

These are fields that use to lay empty, when I first came to Russia. I asked many times, “Why all these fields laying empty and overgrown?” This was over ten years ago I asked these questions and Russia answered me…

This is a project that blossomed under Medvedev when he was president of Russia. It has put Russia back on the map as a powerhouse of agriculture around the world. I call this Russia’s greatest asset, her a fertile land and more land to grow things than anyone else on earth…

Russia has found her money maker and it is in GMO free foods…


I talk about the circle of life many times on this blog. The Tiny Russian Village is in a downturn point of that circle. Our Bishop Mathew was transferred to a higher spot and went to Rome. When he left the monastery in our village lost its drive and now it has started to go back to the wilderness. No one cares again and no one has funds and or able to garner funds to keep the flow going. It is sad…

But it gives you the idea of who amongst the Orthodox, who drove the resurrection of the monastery. It is like once he was gone, the interest stopped…

I hope that we get back to the upturn of that circle of life for the Tiny Russian Village…


I am filling the wells today. I am not sure what is happening and why it is happening, but the only two full time villagers seem to be at war. I guess they are bored and want to fight all the time. This effects all the people who spend summers at the village. No water and no one cares who lives here. In fact they have pissed off the local government responsible for our Tiny Russian Village and it seems the only person who can even or cares to fill the water is me. But I do not live here full time….everyone is mad at each other and that means nothing good will become of it…

Therefore, hardly anyone is in the village. Normally the village is bustling right now with people, but everyone knows there is no water and they just stay away. Our neighbor next door was trying to find water in the village and he begged us to help do something. So I did this morning…

Another example of that circle of life. I am dealing with different things right now and cannot concentrate on just the Tiny Russian Village and no one wants deal with what has to be done…

No one, who either lives here full time and or the local government who evidently has washed its hands of the situation…

But….when I am here, I will fill the water. I kinda like having water to scrub the dirt off me… 😉


Tomorrow I will post pictures of what is going on around the village. The lake is at its fullest ever. They have really worked on this lake near us and it is brimming with water and fish. Oh I just want to go fishing and swimming in the beautiful lake…


Gotta go….I need to shave. Make two or more trips to finish the wells and I need to do it before the demon horseflies come out in full force…. 🙂

WtR

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