Every Day, Something is Dropped

I’m visiting with my sister Mary in Wayne, New Jersey, before heading to Hadley, Massachusetts tomorrow morning for my 50th High School class reunion.

While here, I’ve been observing an interesting phenomenon, not uncommon in this neck of the woods.

This is a typical middle class neighborhood found in northern New Jersey. What’s interesting is the large deer population roaming freely just about anywhere you go. Also found are many foxes, groundhogs, and birds of prey.

So much for permaculture land use zones 0 through 5. These critters couldn’t care less.

From the Tao Te Ching – Lao Tzu – chapter 48

“In the pursuit of learning, every day something is acquired.
In the pursuit of Tao, every day something is dropped.

Less and less is done
Until non-action is achieved.
When nothing is done, nothing is left undone.

The world is ruled by letting things take their course.
It cannot be ruled by interfering.”

If this post stirs up some dust, so be it.
Even I’m confounded by this quote.

In the face of this quandary, what is the permaculture solution? Is there even a problem here?

I’m all ears.

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