Good morning all, just dropping a note here updating folks on general DR-ness. We have had record breaking rain this entire year and thusly the place is a wee bit on the wet side, more so than usual:-). The plant and animal activity has been way high as well with eagles, coyotes, bears, turkeys, song birds, ducks, cranes, rabbits, hawks, weasels, and a ton more critters rolling through the tremendous green growing from every square inch of the place. The apple and plum trees are growing quickly and had a cloud of blossoms in spring so should be a solid year for fruit. The ritual circles, shrines, and fairy grove are all delightfully overgrown as I hate taking a weedwacker to sacred space but that all have a very full active vibe to them as life is flowing(literally) through them. Come on out to see what the place is like here at the height of life and growth but know that the mosquitoes have taken advantage of all the rain and are rather hardcore most parts of the day. See ya soon!
A wee bit late but thanks much to all those that showed up for Beltain the weekend before last, had some decent weather (little chilly but doable). Had around 40-45 folks out (honestly lost count:-), all the usual May games fun with Wade M and Mary Frampton winning May King and Queen. The Maypole dance was a bit of a challenge but we got through it (nothing like getting kids to walk in the right direction with all the drumming and such). Piles of great food, a handful of new folks, fire spinning, walkabout, and a delightful ritual in the stone circle. Some really fun times were had around the fire on Saturday night with the truly fantastic singing. Got to record some of that next time (even the rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody that everyone started in different parts of the song). Waking Chad Ostorero up with drumming was a hoot, I’m sure he would agree, lol. Hope folks had a good time, see ya next time!
Lots of fun at the Lughnasadh weekend, hope folks enjoyed themselves. We brought in $190 for the weekend plus $92 on the raffle, most of that going into the bucket for the phoenix that Lyn Marie Neuenfeldt donated. It was won by Stephanie Arnold who seemed to win on everything she put a ticket into. I would be suspicious except I was the one doing it plus she won on the stuff I put in on :-). Hope all are well and enjoying this perfect weather, see ya at the work/party or when next paths cross. bb,