that's it .... that's our dream and our goal. our sustainable slice of paradise called
for a long time we kept thinking that when we saw the land we wanted, we would know what the name should be. perhaps something with a filipino connection ... or something about the land itself. but as time has gone by, we realised that our farm will embody a philosophy. our approach to our future is that, whatever piece of land we get ... it is our job to be wise stewards of. so after a few hours of driving around the countryside (with sleeping kids in the back) and tossing names around we came up with a few interesting concoctions .... but after mulling it over and living with the name in our hearts .... we love this ... JustEarth.
just as in only or simply
just as in doing the right thing
earth as in soil / dirt
earth as in our planet and the community we engage in
the name embodies for us all that we want to achieve. recognising the role that we have as stewards of this world and that we need to engage with our neighbors, not withdraw from them. and above all, acknowledging our Creator God's original design for this amazing world.
meet JustEarth .... our six little acres of paradise.
|looking up the south facing slope|
|looking down the north facing slope onto|
the field below
|looking across the dam and up the hill|
|... a broad picture view|
the planning has begun and our dream is within reach ... a place where our children will live away from the city .... we will embrace sustainability .... because of our desire to secure our children's future and care for our Father's great world. we look forward to sharing the journey with you!
The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it,
the world and all who live in it.