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Let it Grow

Homestead RedheadMy hubby had to do a paper for school and it involved the children’s book and movie “The Lorax.”  If you haven’t read this Dr. Seuss book, I highly recommend it.  The movie is also really entertaining.  It gives a great perspective on how the way society is moving, the appreciate for the earth has steadily gone by the wayside.  Old trees with stories to tell are demolished for parking lots and grocery stores.

This book/movie highlights what happened when society disregarded nature in exchange for technology and wealth.  It ends up becoming a world with no clean air, real trees or animals.  A little boy takes interest in what trees used to be and meets the man who was responsible for the decline of the appreciation of nature.  In the end, the town realizes the error of their ways and makes a decision to change how things have been.  Below is a clip from the movie…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slpz0D35oRI 

This message makes my Homesteader heart happy.  I get such a sense of wondrous fulfillment each time I see the bright green life emerge from the dark, wet earth.  It feels like a completion of a circle of life every time I harvest a rich, bright vegetable from its plant and nourish my family with it.  I feel such a true sense that this is the life I was called to lead and can’t imagine it any other way.

Until next time…

nebraska dave
2/28/2013 4:21:59 AM

Homestead Redhead, technology had been an amazing thing but you are right about how folks have lost the awareness and value of nature. Technology has been on the scene about 50 years while nature has been around for millennia. It's sad to see what has been done in the name of progress. I remember the farm that I lived with my family until I was 8. Dad sold the farm and moved to the city. I went back and visited that farm not too long ago. What was a great ravine covered with woods and generated lots of memories was now all cleared, filled in, and a barren feed lot for cattle. The trees meant for climbing were all gone and only the remodeled farm house remained. Progress does not seem to take into account that there are other things to life than the constant stretch for something better. Some times right where we are is the best. Have a great "Let it Grow" day.