Good day to everyone! We sincerely hope that everyone is having a great spring or summer. Which is a fruitful day as the earths plants and animals spring into life. We are loving it so far, and decided to hit you with another insightful article about our lives. Now, in the global manner as it is taking trend!
It seems that the adventures in China just never end. With so many things to do, and see. From the beautiful nature, animals and other natural wonders to an exiting world of theatre, nightlife shows. Best of all, a large part of it is very much compatible with children, those who we want to educate into a global mind about farming, and understanding people all around them. That’s at least what has best motivated us, and in combination with the performing arts, what could be better and more exiting for both us and the kids!
We chose to visit Beijing for the reason that it is the very main nerve, and center of the whole issue. In other words, it’s the best place to start with by far. To our surprise there are fiber farms in the surrounding mountains, which go on with their traditional lives in respect with Chinese customs of producing ecologic fibers. What surprised us in such a huge way, was the most beautiful and fun people that we had met. I believe that this was one of the biggest highlights for kids during our trip in China. Not forgetting all the cute animals we got to meet. For some reasons we saw more goats than sheep. To which we had no idea what could have contributed to the fact. Either way the countryside in the surrounding neighbourhood was surprisingly refreshing, even though we had been warned about the bad weather at times.
We got to meet some interesting people by total luck, and one was the wonderful folk at Show China, which is a popular company with different branches in Chinese cities. They are dedicated to introducing exiting nightlife and are responsible for introducing the incredible, furry panda show in Beijing. That we fell in love with instantly of course as you can see from our previous blog post. Either way, Show China has been a great partner for our little adventure, which introduced to us anything from the imperial dynasty in China to the art of Peking Opera. Some of which we will go more into depth once the time will come. Balancing this blog with both factual stuff about farming stuff as well as articles about our personal lives and experience seems to be going really well and balancing out the blog. We want to show that China is a fantastic place indeed. Of course, just like anywhere they do have their problems. But sometimes it’s good to have them in clear sight so that it’s easier to confront them, and most importantly do something about them. This has become a kind of an international mission for us, with the ultimate goal of not just world wide benefit but also a far reached wellbeing within our home in the United States.
For those who are not just interested in reading about it in our blog, but also want to visit the wonderful country. Another good recommendation that would be a great starter for you all, is the Show Beijing channel on YouTube. They have been nice enough to put together show trailers of all the theatre spectacles around the city. I didn’t see one for Show Shanghai, but either way it is a simple fact that if you travel to China there is one thing that you cannot miss. That is Beijing of course. Our idea was to do a well balanced trip with nature, but navigation within the city is just much easier. One must think about convenience when traveling alone, because we don’t want to use a tour guide for the whole trip as it does come a little expensive. To no surprise, China is just not as cheap as it used to be.
So, what does Martha’s Vineyard do in China is still open to the biggest question of all. Which is, how can we connect all the wonderful things that we learned to America. While we don’t have the answer to the question at right this moment, it is for sure that we will dedicate a good portion of this blog to tackling this issue. Our feeling is simply, that good information about Asian countries and their methods of agriculture, and fiber production is way too little. Can we be the expert channel for this information. We hope so! But future will tell if we can really pull these concepts together or not. Wish us good luck and see you in the next edition of the fiber farm family.
Best regards, Martha & Susan.