Environment Research Group

plant yet to be identified,

plant yet to be identified,

This is to draw your attention to a meeting on Sunday 15th December, beginning at 2pm in the woolshed (details on the events page).

The purpose of this meeting is to gather with a group of people who are interested in knowing more about and researching further the medicinal, healing properties of plants and soil recovery plants in our environment both locally and world wide.

I personally would like to discover more about the healing qualities, attributes and nature of plants as God designed them; to begin to collate a ‘living medicine chest’ and seed bank of the plants we discover with extensive written research, both known and channelled, as reference material to go with each plant, which is available to anyone who desires it and especially for those that may be affected by major toxic disasters – e.g. nuclear radiation, chemical spills etc.

This meeting is for anyone who likes researching, experimenting, discovering and who has a desire and/or interest in plants. There will be research opportunities and tasks to participate in. You don’t need any previous knowledge to come along.

If you would like to actively join in with this experiment come and join me on Sunday, or contact me at: eloisa@Kyabra.com

Patterson's curse

Patterson’s curse

The images below were taken on an adventure with the kids across Kyabra yesterday (20131210) (click on one of the thumbnail photo’s below to begin a ‘gallery’ viewing session on your screen)

FOOTWEAR

(This is a Personal Passions and Desires Page).

ImpracticallyPretty Collection Finished 20131010

ImpracticallyPretty Collection Finished 20131010

These are from the impracticallyPRETTY range that I have been working on over the last two months. Finished 20130805

These are from the ‘impracticallyPRETTY collection’ that I have been working on over the last two months. Finished 20130805

I really love* making footwear, shoes, boots, spats and other foot and leg wear. A friend of mine in the spirit world – Michael** – helps me out. We have a lot of fun exchanging ideas (he usually extends mine and gives me images of things I didn’t even think possible). At the moment it is an experimentation of different ways of doing things and investigating what I like doing. I like that I can make shoes and boots for myself and others and I love trying out all my ideas. Many of my personal projects do not work out the first time but I learn so much in just engaging the process. It seems every pair of shoes or boots so far has something for me to learn within the process.

My dream of making comfy, beautiful, interesting footwear is in the infant stages***. I am looking forward to doing some more experimenting over the next couple of years with various different materials and making techniques. I want to explore fibres grown on the land and harvested and made here also.

At this time the shoes and spats I make are made from all sorts of materials (I am experimenting). They are mostly Vegan and often second hand/recycled/gifted fabrics that I am presently using up. I would like to get to a stage where the shoes I make do not have any toxicity in them at all and are made from totally natural, vegan, recycled, (mostly) plant based sources. (I still love wool, so maybe wool too for a while yet). I love experimenting with fabrics, colours and designs and trying stuff out.

At present the glue I use is toxic and some of the fabric made from petro-chemicals, so the product is not eco-friendly, brings up emotions and poses questions for me about how I can do things differently.

I feel this is a journey, an adventure of discovery and exploration and that I will work out many things as I go along. At the moment I am slowly practicing skills, researching and trialling to see what I like and what wears/works well.

We’ll see what comes of it. I have many ideas and have not made much time to create them into realities yet.

I also love sharing ‘how to’. So if you are interested in learning how to making footwear feel free to contact me (eloisa@kyabra.com) and we will see if we can arrange a short basic course. (Usually these are 3 days or so. I have also done a regular class one evening for people interested in coming along to create and will start this up again in a few months for those who would like to come along who live in the local area.

I have been asked recently by a few people if I make shoes for purchase. If you are genuinely interested please contact me at eloisa@kyabra.com and we can discuss it further.

Below are some images of spats and shoes – more will be added to the footwear gallery page as I complete them. You can find more images in the footwear gallery by pressing on the above link, or going to the footwear tab and under footwear is the footwear gallery.

Detail from the ImpracticallyPretty Collection, completed Sept 2013

Detail from the ImpracticallyPretty Collection, completed Sept 2013

Child's side zip boot. Designed by Izabella L-H. Date completed 20131002.

Child’s side zip boot. Designed by Izabella L-H. Date completed 20131002.

20140811 Three pairs of women's shoes

20140811 Three pairs of women’s shoes

Coolmeina: Made out of different types of wool product grown on the property by the gorgeous sheep that Pete has been looking after and developing over the last 20 years (except the eyes). Wool top needle felted, felt, wool fabric, and some silk I had from an old project, 2013

Coolmeina: Made out of different types of wool product grown on the property by the gorgeous sheep that Pete has been looking after and developing over the last 20 years (except the eyes).
Wool top needle felted, felt, wool fabric, and some silk I had from an old project, 2013

Designed by Charlie L-H and Archie L-H. Completed 20131008

Designed by Charlie L-H and Archie L-H. Completed 20131008

SPATS:

The model’s legs are little as they are a childs’ that was the only model I had at the time so they look a bit baggy. Spats would usually fit well and go over the tops of shoes.

Spats-recycled sari silk, 2012

Spats-recycled sari silk, 2012

2012

2012

Footnotes:

*I (Eloisa) love making shoes. I love thinking about shoes. I love designing shoes. I love making patterns for shoes. I really enjoy all aspects of making shoes. I feel there is some passion in me about shoes, smile.

**Michael LOVES shoes and making shoes. He has over 3000 pairs and helps me out a lot! Through him we met another friend who has a passion for shoes, called Melanie. She creates through desire beautiful celestial golden shoes. They live in the Spirit World and what they desire they create instantly. (These beautiful Spirits could inspire me more if I would let them. I look forward to becoming more open and humble in this process and allowing more inspiration from my beautiful friends!)

***I want every pair of shoes I make to be beautiful, individual and a perfect fit for the foot, support the foot and are super duper comfy and lovely to wear! I would also like them to wear well and not ‘die’ prematurely. I would like to make shoes for myself and others and to share the skills I have learnt adding to them as I learn more. (I learn something new with each pair I make so this will be an on-going process).

FOOTWEAR

(This is a Personal Passions and Desires Page).

ImpracticallyPretty Collection Finished 20131010

ImpracticallyPretty Collection Finished 20131010

These are from the impracticallyPRETTY range that I have been working on over the last two months. Finished 20130805

These are from the ‘impracticallyPRETTY collection’ that I have been working on over the last two months. Finished 20130805

I really love* making footwear, shoes, boots, spats and other foot and leg wear. A friend of mine in the spirit world – Michael** – helps me out. We have a lot of fun exchanging ideas (he usually extends mine and gives me images of things I didn’t even think possible). At the moment it is an experimentation of different ways of doing things and investigating what I like doing. I like that I can make shoes and boots for myself and others and I love trying out all my ideas. Many of my personal projects do not work out the first time but I learn so much in just engaging the process. It seems every pair of shoes or boots so far has something for me to learn within the process.

My dream of making comfy, beautiful, interesting footwear is in the infant stages***. I am looking forward to doing some more experimenting over the next couple of years with various different materials and making techniques. I want to explore fibres grown on the land and harvested and made here also.

At this time the shoes and spats I make are made from all sorts of materials (I am experimenting). They are mostly Vegan and often second hand/recycled/gifted fabrics that I am presently using up. I would like to get to a stage where the shoes I make do not have any toxicity in them at all and are made from totally natural, vegan, recycled, (mostly) plant based sources. (I still love wool, so maybe wool too for a while yet). I love experimenting with fabrics, colours and designs and trying stuff out.

At present the glue I use is toxic and some of the fabric made from petro-chemicals, so the product is not eco-friendly, brings up emotions and poses questions for me about how I can do things differently.

I feel this is a journey, an adventure of discovery and exploration and that I will work out many things as I go along. At the moment I am slowly practicing skills, researching and trialling to see what I like and what wears/works well.

We’ll see what comes of it. I have many ideas and have not made much time to create them into realities yet.

I also love sharing ‘how to’. So if you are interested in learning how to making footwear feel free to contact me (eloisa@kyabra.com) and we will see if we can arrange a short basic course. (Usually these are 3 days or so. I have also done a regular class one evening for people interested in coming along to create and will start this up again in a few months for those who would like to come along who live in the local area.

I have been asked recently by a few people if I make shoes for purchase. If you are genuinely interested please contact me at eloisa@kyabra.com and we can discuss it further.

Below are some images of spats and shoes – more will be added to the footwear gallery page as I complete them. You can find more images in the footwear gallery by pressing on the above link, or going to the footwear tab and under footwear is the footwear gallery.

Detail from the ImpracticallyPretty Collection, completed Sept 2013

Detail from the ImpracticallyPretty Collection, completed Sept 2013

Child's side zip boot. Designed by Izabella L-H. Date completed 20131002.

Child’s side zip boot. Designed by Izabella L-H. Date completed 20131002.

20140811 Three pairs of women's shoes

20140811 Three pairs of women’s shoes

Coolmeina: Made out of different types of wool product grown on the property by the gorgeous sheep that Pete has been looking after and developing over the last 20 years (except the eyes). Wool top needle felted, felt, wool fabric, and some silk I had from an old project, 2013

Coolmeina: Made out of different types of wool product grown on the property by the gorgeous sheep that Pete has been looking after and developing over the last 20 years (except the eyes).
Wool top needle felted, felt, wool fabric, and some silk I had from an old project, 2013

Designed by Charlie L-H and Archie L-H. Completed 20131008

Designed by Charlie L-H and Archie L-H. Completed 20131008

SPATS:

The model’s legs are little as they are a childs’ that was the only model I had at the time so they look a bit baggy. Spats would usually fit well and go over the tops of shoes.

Spats-recycled sari silk, 2012

Spats-recycled sari silk, 2012

2012

2012

Footnotes:

*I (Eloisa) love making shoes. I love thinking about shoes. I love designing shoes. I love making patterns for shoes. I really enjoy all aspects of making shoes. I feel there is some passion in me about shoes, smile.

**Michael LOVES shoes and making shoes. He has over 3000 pairs and helps me out a lot! Through him we met another friend who has a passion for shoes, called Melanie. She creates through desire beautiful celestial golden shoes. They live in the Spirit World and what they desire they create instantly. (These beautiful Spirits could inspire me more if I would let them. I look forward to becoming more open and humble in this process and allowing more inspiration from my beautiful friends!)

***I want every pair of shoes I make to be beautiful, individual and a perfect fit for the foot, support the foot and are super duper comfy and lovely to wear! I would also like them to wear well and not ‘die’ prematurely. I would like to make shoes for myself and others and to share the skills I have learnt adding to them as I learn more. (I learn something new with each pair I make so this will be an on-going process).

Regular Events: Environment Day

 

Creating a Fertility System

Creating a Fertility System

This is a basic outline giving a general overview of what the event Environment Day/days is all about.

We hold regular Environment Days (generally mornings) and they are an open invitation for anyone who would like to come and give to the land.

Peter generally facilitates the Environment Days and each one is a little bit different depending on the projects we are running and what needs doing at the time.
They may include but are not limited to:
  • Putting the Principles of Divine Truth into Action in our environment
  • Tree planting
  • Mulching
  • Water Management Projects
  • Waterless systems
  • Fertility/Living Systems
  • Fauna Boxes (making, placing, renovating)
  • Seed Collection
  • Hole digging
  • Removing Barbed Wire
  • Pond Creation
  • Fauna Projects
  • Flora Projects
  • Experimentation
  • And much more
 We Generally meet at the workshop and go out to the site we are working on together. We don’t want lots of vehicles traipsing all over the land so parking is up behind the workshop (big green shed).
We will let you know on the Events page as soon as possible if the day is cancelled for any reason.
The general things to bring are: (for specifics check the Event’s page)
Water bottle with enough water for the day
Snacks (Vegan/vegetarian food only while on the property please)
Work gloves
Own tools -maddock, digging tool of choice

We are also collecting the following and if you have any you would like to donate we would gladly take it off your hands to put into the projects we are doing.

  • We are asking for your old/new/used newspapers and cardboard (or your neighbours if they care to give it to you) that you do not want any more and would be willing to gather and bring along to Kyabra Station, Kentucky, when you come or we can arrange to drop it somewhere central so we can pick it up?
  • If anyone has any old Trampoline Springs (for fauna boxes) that they don’t want. Or if you know of any that others might not want theirs anymore. We would really like them and are happy to pick them up. please let us know if you do have any.
Thank you.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Email Peter and/or Eloisa at eloisalh@gmail.com or phone 02 67787348.

During some environmental events held here, there may be talks that include discussions about God, the Human Soul and other spiritual matters. However these will not be of long duration and any person can elect to not be present during these sessions.

Making Snake Haven's

Making Snake Haven’s

Soul Experiment Series: Piggy Bumps

piggy bumps/God’s ploughs – pigs
We have some friends in the animal kingdom who are reflecting to us and showing us about our soul injuries. The creatures we are talking about are Pigs. The kids love the pigs, they are cute and funny and there are heaps on our place. They are excellent ploughs and create fabulous maddocked areas all ready for planting. We were driving around the property the other day and going over their earth works which Izabella named ‘piggy bumps’.
pig tracks
A little background on the pigs:
Pigs are an introduced species in Australia and unless domesticated and being bred for meat are regarded as feral and are shot religiously, feral animals in Australia are culled by law. In fact our nearest little biggish town is renowned for being the capital of the pig hunter. We periodically have calls from people who want to come and shoot the pigs and other feral or ‘pest’ animals on the property. Unfortunately what we are doing by shooting the ‘problem’ is preventing the Law of Attraction and exasperating the problem, here’s how: When we shoot the pigs (or any animal) the emotion that drives that actually causes the pigs to replicate like wildfire. The more we attack them the more they’ll replicate (see loving eco systems talks for more detailed information).
An aside: We did a course a short while back on animal rehabilitation and it is recommended that any non native animal brought in injured or found needs to be destroyed – put down/killed – you are not to rehabilitate them as you are not supposed to release them back into the wild – you can keep them in enclosures if you want to but it was not recommended. This felt really off to us as it is just reinforcing the emotions that are creating the problems in the first place. It was an eye opener though to our own personal desires and desire as a nation to eradicate the effects of our creations rather than deal with the causes.
For the last five or so years we have stopped shooting any animals on the place and begun looking at what our souls are creating and what the animals are reflecting. We believe that animals reflect us – humans – thus their behaviour is directly linked to us. Unfortunately the more they are attacked and shot the more they breed and the more they destroy, they are aggressive animals rather than passive and go into overdrive breeding wise when attacked (refer to loving eco system talks for more detailed information on aggressive organisms and why they do this.) We are noticing that many of the introduced so called ‘feral’ animals do this in comparison to the native animals that actually do not prolifically breed when attacked.
So how does this relate to us? We have been looking at why this happens and why we have attracted it into our lives. Firstly we found out that we do not love all God’s creatures equally. In each of the four souls on the property have favourites and treat different creatures differently. Pigs have been killed and are deemed a pest. When we stopped the contract shooting of pigs on the property we began enjoying the pigs, (they are like barrels on legs, very quiet and really amusing and funny when you come across them) but the emotions have not completely healed/changed within us. There are still fears amongst other things. When we heal the errors within us the pigs will not feel the need to attack the land or breed as rapidly and intensively as they are now. They are showing us things that we may not have seen otherwise, reflecting a whole heap inside of our souls we need to heal.
Recently we haven’t found them so amusing and realise we still have issues to work through in regards to the favouritism emotions and how we feel about ‘feral’, domesticated, wild, native, all different species of creature.

We went out to Standbye paddock a couple of months ago (one of the Summerfest project sites) and we were quite simply devastated to say the least. In fact we felt like giving it all up and that the whole world was working against us. We felt that everything we create gets destroyed and that it was a waste of everyone’s time who helped out if it was going to be all ruined.
Our friends the pigs had been in the paddock and literally dug up dam walls, trees, rooted through newspaper, everything had been foraged. Physically we could say that is the moist parts, etc etc, BUT we went a little deeper and had our beautiful friends visiting, Jesus and Mary, who were able to tell us exactly what in our soul was creating this (as we did not want to see it ourselves at the time and had gone into self punishment and shutdown numb mode for a time) What a gift from AJ and Mary!!.
We have emotions within us of feeling that:
  • Things that we love and create get destroyed,
  • Why even do anything if it is going to all get ruined
  • and the feeling that if we involve others in projects here we are to blame for the loss of their time and effort.
  • How we feel we are to blame when we are attacked and somehow we must have done something wrong and it is our fault
  • Our willingness to accept attack and our unwillingness to feel the grief of being attacked (by someone, something, spirits) causes more attack.

These were a few of the emotions exposed within us for us to feel through which brought us closer to the stuff inside of our souls that needs to be healed in order to care  for the land and animals in our care more effectively.

Jesus had also suggested fencing the areas we were planting down but we chose not too, thinking that it was only the sheep that would be a problem and we would solve that by keeping them out of the paddock. The irony is we thought fences control the sheep when it is actually our souls and this goes the same for the pigs. We are missing a big truth about our soul and how powerful it is. Jesus saw much more than we did and we did not choose to follow his direction on this one and thus set ourselves up to be open to self punishment which we ended up going into with the damage that was done.
We did not see the wild animals as under our control. We saw the fences as the method of control not our souls and the piggies showed us this loud and clear.
We learnt some valuable lessons:
  • Don’t be afraid to see my soul’s true condition at the time and make the appropriate compensation in love, for its condition with as much effort as possibly can at the time.
  • Know I can’t trust my feelings while I have injuries and errors around certain things. If I know I need time to deal with the feelings/emotions and if I have not dealt with them then make some compensatory effect that is loving that gives me time to deal with the feelings while still allowing for the growth to occur.
  • Everything is not always our fault. We are not responsible for everything that goes wrong. Everyone who works on the property contributes to what happens it is a collective law of attraction the areas that have had the gift of volunteers and our time.
  • It has not been a waste of time. It was an awesome and valid project that has highlighted areas where we need to patch up ‘holes’ and feel through emotions that are out of harmony with Love and Truth.
  • Find the reason WHY these things happen so we can feel through the emotions within us and no longer have the holes that allow the attack in the first place.
  • Pray for a willingness to see the things we do not want to see or ‘cannot’ see, if we cannot see them we cannot heal them. So grow the desire to see everything about yourself ( I reckon I need to grow some big humility for this one!!!)
  • Keep working on our favouritism emotions and get to a place where we love every creature equally (this needs to extend to loving every one of our brothers and sisters equally and all God’s creations equally. At this time we do not.)
reptile heaven piggy digging
reptile heaven piggy diggying
It happened again on the 21st May at the bottom of reptile heaven. It was triggered by a specific emotion or set of emotions at a specific time and the end result was what is seen in the photos. The beauty of this is that we could trace it back to what we were feeling just before it happened. The pigs have never been in this close to the houses and where we live. We were shocked and devastated again, highlighting that the emotions mentioned above have not yet been healed.
We thought you may be interested in how the soul affects everything around it and how our soul attracts events to highlight things we don’t want to see, God is continuously wanting to refine us in Love and to teach us about growing closer to her. This is an example of that process and how when the injuries exist within us they are played out through the Law of Attraction. It also highlights how our souls influence every creature around us.
Reptile heaven Piggy bumps (or pig digging/destruction):

Soul Experiment Series : Asparagus and Cucumber Observations

This is an observation Pete made while transplanting some asparagus.
He was transplanting a whole heap of little seedlings with much joy, love and excitement. Pete loves seeds and plants and planting. After filling a couple of rows he began to feel like he didn’t want to plant anymore and that he couldn’t be bothered. But he felt obligated and thought that it wouldn’t be okay to just throw a whole heap of little seedlings out and not transplant. So he continued to plant them but no longer with joy, love and excitement.
a few days later he went up to the nursery and he noticed this:
20120620 Asparagus observation

Where he had planted with love they were growing and thriving. Where he had lost his joy and felt obligated they all died (as can be clearly seen in the picture above). This is a reminder about what happens when we don’t want to do something or feel obligated. It is better to do it when we have an intention of love and a desire to do it, if we don’t, maybe look we need to look at the reasons why it is absent.

Observation of the cucumbers:

This was another observation Pete made. He loves cucumbers and so far all of them have been eaten or something has happened to them where they have not grown well, died, or decimated to oblivion (over the last 2 years).

This year he planted them with tree guards to protect them. He went out and noticed they had all been chomped up by various creatures in the garden (unfortunately I don’t have a photograph of the extent of the chomping, but I am sure if you have had a slug/snail attack you can imagine what it looked like, imagine half a leaf or so left). He decided that he would try an experiment. Pete took the guards off and put them just beside the cucumber plants as a wind break, the cucumbers did not get attacked and have grown and produced cucumbers this year without attack.

It would seem that his over protection created attack. Also the tree guards create a little warm micro climate for the slugs, snails and other little creatures to safely eat and be protected while doing so.

We don’t suggest not to use tree guards under certain conditions and circumstances but we do suggest to examine your intentions and feelings around plants that you plant. We are noticing when we have demands, expectations upon plants and the intention for them to grow for us so we can eat them rather than just love and grow plants that they often get eaten and attacked.

We are noticing that often just by realising these things that the results change. It is the feelings in us that dictate what happens around us we feel. Our soul is a powerful creator (and destroyer when out of harmony with love we are noticing). We are finding it a fascinating observation and experiment to notice how we affect the environment around us.

Cucumber (20121103)
cucumber with tree guard beside it as a
windbreak. (Nov 2012)
Same view as above with cucumbers and cucumber vine (Jan 2013)
cucumber from above (has tinged yellow leaves from being so dry – we do
not water our garden and it has been stressed with the extreme heat of late.)
This is a reflection of our soul condition also at this time. (Jan 2013)

Laneway Regeneration Project 2011

 
This was one of our first swale experiments.
 
We had a huge amount of rain that eroded the laneway* leaving huge holes and cut outs. Some erosion on the property could literally fit a car in it (unfortunately we do not have photos of that section).
 
We decided that we needed to do something that would stop erosion and also regenerate the land at the same time. We decided on swaling the area, planting it out with primary regeneration flora, including wattles, and a variety of native trees and shrubs, mulching and watering the plants and swales we fenced the area off and left it to do what it does.
 
Below are some before and after images:
 
The swales just having been planted out 2011. (Top section of the laneway).
20130206 Photo of laneway regeneration project today
20130206 a swale with some trees doing pretty well so far
erosion after heavy rains 2011 (Bottom section of the
laneway).
 erosion section after heavy rains 2011 (Bottom section)
The area we swaled and planted out, just after planting 2011
(Bottom section of the laneway)
The same section as above December 2012
(Bottom section of the laneway)

 
 
It has been really interesting observing this section of laneway. The trees have grown rapidly and well, there has not been a lot of loss of plants. There are many types of different grasses coming up of their own occurred and they are much taller than on other areas of the property.
 
We also observed some interesting links between plants and the people who planted them. In the top section of the laneway we planted a variety of native shrubs and trees. We noticed that the banksias in the top section were all getting eaten by animals. We couldn’t work it out as banksias are spiky and not the usual tree of choice that animals prefer, (they do not have the softest leaves). We were discussing it and found out that the person who had planted many of the trees had a favourite and those were the banksias. We found it interesting that the ‘favourite’ had been attacked and eaten.
 
We had another experience in a different section of the land where a similar thing happened. Many trees were planted and many of them died. It was interesting to observe that all those people who planted out the sections had the feeling when planting that they had to ‘get a job done’, there feelings were based on outcome and ‘get as much done as possible’ rather than taking time and having a desire to love and give to the trees and the land.

*A laneway is a fenced space like a roadway that links up many of the paddocks on the property and is easy for the stock to walk to and from the woolshed.