Cutting Contours - Laying the slow and steady groundwork for Sustainable Slopes

I haven't had an update to my Contouring in Colombia Series in a while, even though I work almost daily on this geoengineering project. The real reason that I haven't made a new video in a while is that there is not much that is very exciting to show - plus I rarely go into town recently where I am able to upload videos.

But today I would love to show you some pictures! I try to get out every morning for an hour or two to 'cut grass', often much taller than myself.

Watch my previous videos on contouring in Colombia:

As we develop this steep lot and cut back the old coffee plants, other species are emerging, and we are helping them do that! Observing which trees, palms and woody shrubs nature provides to heal the land has led us to a much deeper understanding of which species are valuable to our sustainable development process here on the farm.

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To me, shade makes the biggest difference as anything else we can do. To allow one or more layers of shade over the ground helps so much when you are in drought conditions as we are now. All of our 'weedy patches' are buzzing with bees and other local pollinators - the honey is flowing :)

There is still much work to do to transform this once monoculture coffee plot into a polyculture of different productive, healing and useful species working together on contour. But you'll find it all on #STEEM!

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and !trendovoter is a thing too ?

well i have them, might as well use them - i get the impression Colombia has 48 hours in a day ... and the plot sure looks like it will use a lot of work to tidy

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yes! when we first started, just trying to keep the weeds and grasses back became a full time job, one I'm happy I gave up on. Now I can go back and clean a little by little.

I'm honestly not sure about the !trendovoter

:D my old man has a small patch of land not too far from here he got decades ago where he wanted to start farming lol ... i can't say 'short-lived' project but in the end all veggies come from friends , the market or the supermarket

it IS a lot of rock-hard work , especially a patch that hasn't been cleaned for cultivation and if you have other stuff to do it quickly becomes unrealistitc
true dat ... i get the impression that trendovoter thing is maybe like 'the chosen ones' only i saw someone on your feed use it (a bit like tipu has a group of folks that can use the ! tipu curate thing ) . NO idea ... looking at steem-engine is discouraging either. Would be nice if we had a @pennsif - style reporter to keep track of what's new, what's hot and what's not there, what's a win what's a scam, you know ...

if you know someone on it, let me know, that would definitely be something id keep a weekly eye on :D


work in progress ... like the rest of the universe

at the moment i check tyrnannoght once a day in case anyone would show 1 iota of question (lmao) and this one maybe once a week .. i find things less frustrating with steem not being in the primary goals ;-)

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Shouldn't have to, but such is life, my friend...

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Looks like you've got quite the work cut out for ya man, but progress is being made!

I appreciate that!

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