By Bhakta Matty
Hare Krsna dear prabhus. Pamho. All glories to Srila Prabhupada
Calling all crafters and artists!
We would like to invite you to be part of an exciting brand new handicrafts project that is opening up at the goshala in the coming week or so – the opening of the farm shop.
We want to make products directly from the Manor’s land and the fantastic things it offers, so most of what we are selling will be Manor produce. I want to hear your wonderful ideas.
To give you some food for thought on the manor land we currently grow, redcurrants, white currents, blackcurrants, plums, apples, pears, blackberries and a whole host of vegetables through the growing season. There are also many hedgerows containing various forest herbs and plants. If you think you can make something from the above let me know!
If cooking isn’t your thing, can you carve or paint on wood? can you make bird boxes? Bee boxes? We are also making products from the cow dung and urine.
The opportunities are endless and are yours to grab! Come and do something….we need to produce as much as possible from our own land so whatever your idea contact me.
We need you whatever your skill…
* jam making
* juice pressing
* wood carving
* candle making
* soap making
* card making
* paper making
* crafting incense
I want to hear from you and see your product. Don’t be shy! There is an opportunity for you to showcase
your talents and receive an income for doing so, or even to be a part of this new venture by giving up some time to help man and run the new farm craft shop. What a wonderful service to Krishna and His cows that would be.
To be a part of this wonderful, natural, ancient art of craft, please contact me at email@example.com to find out more or contact me through the manor website, under departments. No project is too large or too small.
H.G.Dhananjaya prabhu said, about Bhaktivedanta manor that…
“Alot of devotees don’t know this but actually Prabhupada did name the land New Gokula, and that’s why he named the Deities’ Radha-Gokulananda. And he wanted the main activity there to be cow protection, and he wanted 150 cows kept on the property. And i said “well that’s not very practical because of the 17 acres of land there is only 6 which is pasture land and you need at least one acre per cow.” And he said “So, you buy another 150 acres of land, what is the difficulty? This is the most important to duty to look after the cows and explain the importance of cow protection.
Besides showing them how the cow is protected we should also be producing milk for sale and butter and yogurt and also ghee. If we make our own ghee then so many people will want to purchase the ghee, because there is nothing like home made ghee.” And he said that, “The other activities that devotees should be doing there are spinning and weaving and various different handy crafts.” This is what he wanted to happen there.
Hari Bol. Yours in the service of Guru and Gauranga