3
Mar

Kingfisher in a tree.

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Not a very good shot of a kingfisher as we can barely see the characteristic blue but I took it anyway. Actually the blue is most visible when it is flying.

Acres Wild Farm has been featured in the February 2010 issue India Immemorial by Marianne de Nazareth.    Above is the cover of the issue (so you can recognize it on the stands).  India Immemorial calls itself  ‘India’s First Monthly Heritage Magazine’.  So we are very pleased as you can imagine.

Check it out.  It is hot on the stands still.

26
Feb

Acres Wild Farm is now on Facebook.

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Well I guess we finally surrendered to putting Acres Wild Farm on Facebook to avail of the viral networking that it makes possible. That is about it. The rest of the info will be here as usual.
Anyway you can check it out at Acres Wild Farm on Facebook and help spread the word about our farm by sending it to all your Facebook friends who send it to all their facebook friends and so on.   Heck!  This viral marketting thing is addictive!

23
Feb

And the answer is… Pied Bush Chat!

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Ok sometime back I had posed the question – “What bird is this?”.  As we could not identify this bird.  From all the responses that you can see below, I am convinced that it is a Pied Bush Chat.

23
Feb

Red-Whiskered Bulbul poses

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Could not have been easier to get this shot of a red-whiskered bulbul that perched on a chair outside my room while I was trying to put some ‘heavy’ thoughts down.  Luckily it sat around long enough for this shot.

21
Feb

Good Shepherd Hotel Management Students Visit

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A batch of Good Shepherd Hotel Management School visited us today for a feel of our cheesemaking process.  It was interesting for them as we touched all aspects of our farm apart from cheesemaking.   With some suggestions from them we have decided to put Acres Wild Farm onto Facebook.

21
Feb

Brahmini Kite

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Started my collection of bird photos at Acres Wild by getting this photo of a Brahmini Kite that was hanging around our pond in the hope of getting some fish… I think. Later when I went closer to the pond for a better photo it sensed some danger and flew away circling in widely and then disappearing over the hill.
Have to be more subtle next time.

A very compact collection of indicators of where the US economy is headed.  a must read for all who are following the economic mess that by now everyone is  aware of THOUGH it was denied strongly by most 2 years back.  Except the Peak Oil Community.  This is because they understood the deeper implications behind it.  In fact they were predicting it.

Here it is at 20 Reasons why the American Economy is Dying

2
Feb

Is There an Ecological Unconscious?

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A short excerpt from this article, “Is There an Ecological Unconscious”, to illustrate what I have often wondered about the limitations of clinical psychology as popularly understood and followed today.

There are numerous psychological subfields that, to one degree or another, look at the interplay between human beings and their natural environment. But ecopsychology embraces a more revolutionary paradigm: just as Freud believed that neuroses were the consequences of dismissing our deep-rooted sexual and aggressive instincts, ecopsychologists believe that grief, despair and anxiety are the consequences of dismissing equally deep-rooted ecological instincts.”


“If you look at the beginnings of clinical psychology,” Patricia Hasbach, a psychotherapist and prominent ecopsychologist based in Eugene, told me, “the focus was on intrapsychic forces” — the mind-bound interplay of ego, id and superego. “Then the field broadened to take into account interpersonal forces such as relationships and interactions between people. Then it took a huge leap to look at whole families and systems of people. Then it broadened even further to take into account social systems” and the importance of social identities like race, gender and class. “Ecopsychology wants to broaden the field again to look at ecological systems,” she said. “It wants to take the entire planet into account.

Read the complete article “Is There an Ecological Unconscious”

9
Dec

New Cheese Outlet in Wellington

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We have started keeping our cheese now at Needs, a very old and popular stores in Wellington.   Wellington is about 8 km from Coonoor and where the Defence Services Training centre is (D.S.S.C).

Needs used to be ‘the’ shopping place before others like Tulsi Mall and Cedrik’s Bakers Junction started in Coonoor.  Now the folks at Needs have shown interest in our cheese too.  They said that they were getting inquiries about our cheese and so we decided to try it out as an outlet.  For the time being we will keep mostly hard cheeses.  Soft cheeses and Feta we will give a shot if they move well.

For more information you could call the owners, Kamla and Srichand, at their shop.

Shop Number: +91 423-223-1161