What I Learned – The Law of the Farm
Today’s nuggets come from Reagan Owen, a 14 year-old home schooled young lad. As mentioned in the 7 daily nuggets yesterday, here are today’s nuggets from Reagan. I use my garden to teach life skills to the youth. By following the principles in the law of the farm we did the planting in less than one hour. Reagan’s report has not been edited.
Here it is!
I learned that planting seed isn't hard and some seeds need more dirt than others to grow. In order to have a garden, you do not need to pull the weeds. First, you need to soften the dirt and make a small hole, then put the seed in it and cover it up with soft dirt. You can worry about all the other weeds that are around it later.
I also learned that clay stops pigs from having diarrhea; this is because of the iron minerals that are in it. Tilling the ground with a machine chops up the dirt too much for gardens, it's better to water the ground enough for a few days, rather than watering every single day. Another thing that I learned is that minerals come off of wood and seep into the ground. They help the plants grow, and if you have an area that was covered in wood, the ground will be rich in minerals, and your plants will grow better.
I also learned about the law of the farm, and how you have to do things in the order below, to make them work:
1. Purpose means finding out what you're doing and why you're doing it.
2. Planning is making a strategy on how you're going to make it happen.
3. Preparation is preparing things so that when you are planting it doesn't die.
4. Planting is getting something started with an intent that it will grow.
5. Prevention is preventing the plant from dying by watering it.
6. Protection is pulling the weeds so that they do not strangle the plant, and keeping the rabbits out so that they do not eat the plants.
7. Performance is harvesting what you planted and protected, and finally getting the chance to enjoy it without worrying about the rabbits and the weeds.
The law of the farm doesn't just have to apply to planting seed, but can also apply to anything in life that you want to succeed or get done.
Will you join my cause to fight mediocrity in the world? Pass these nuggets on to others.
We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.
Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)
Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy