Posted 20th June 2016
For the full moon
solstice we shared in a beautiful didgeridoo meditation by the lake
at Kanjini. Thank you to didjshop.com for organising this event and
helping us be part of the healing sound of this ancient instrument
played all around the world, with people around the world starting
at sunset to send a wave of sound around the earth. It was beautiful
to share the space with the group and watch the sun setting as we
started and the full moon rising just as we were finishing up. We
even had the pleasure of looking at the moon through the telescope
after sharing a yummy meal together. We will look forward to the
e had the Dirty Boys Mountain Bikers from the
Cairns to Kurmba charity bike ride coming through our property for
the first time this year, they were trying a new track from previous
years. It was great to be part of and to support this great event
and to help schools and non-profit organisations in the remote areas
of FNQ. We had around 50-60 riders come through and stop by the lake
for a snack and a water break, we shared with them a little bit
about what we are working towards on the Kanjini land and wished
them well on the rest of the journey. We hope to be part of this
again next year. The fundraiser broke its record this year by
raising $108,580.00 way to go!!!!
We planted some
new trees in the fruit orchard and some coconuts and native trees
closer to the creek. Thank you to Shiralee for her generous donation
of the trees and some extra bee boxes. Its great the orchard is all
full up all the new holes have been filled giving us over 50 fruit
We have been
working on the fire management for the land, and clearing fire
breaks. With all the burning we have had some rather smokey days out
on the land too. It is so great to work so closely with Parks &
wildlife to support the work they are doing as well getting some
help from them on our fire management as well.
We have had some
new equipment out on the land. Smiley and Rhody have been using the
portable Lucas saw mill to cut wood for some building projects, wow
what a mechan I had never seen one in action before it is amazing to
watch and to see the beauty of the wood revealed with each slice.
And extra bonus we now have more sawdust for the composting toilets.
Camp sites are
coming along nicely with all but one toilet set up at the sites, and
we are half way through creating all the signs needed. One of the
members has been learning how to create a website for the camping
and things are coming along now we are just gathering the content
for the site and should have some new stuff for you all to see soon.
Insurance is coming along to just working our way through all the
paperwork and requirements for that. We are really hoping to still
open in the next month but there is still a lot of work needed until
we can take booking.
It has also been
great having one of our members from overseas Shanto and her partner
Krishnadas staying with us over the past two months, it has felt
more like a community around here as of late spending time together,
sharing meals, and working on the land as a team. We also had the
pleasure of making some new friends from another community down
south that stayed with us for a couple of weeks, showing us even
more of the benefits of sharing daily life with like minded people.
It just so happened that they were bee keepers and were able to help
some of the members with our hives, and helping build up thier
confidence of working with the bees. This was also the first time we
got honey out of the bees since they have been back on the Kanjini
land. What an experience getting the honey and enjoying the fresh
honeycomb. Yummy Honey!!!
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