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As a seed must release its form in order to grow, we, too must release who we have been…… in order to birth new reality.  Nature reveals her beauty throughout the changing seasons.  Thirst for life to begin again is palatable at the Ides of March.   Seeds open to sprout and root, then no […]
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“It’s common to say that trees come from seeds. But how can a tiny seed create a huge tree? Seeds do not contain the resources needed to grow a tree.  These must come from the medium or environment within which the tree grows. But the seed does provide something that is crucial : a place […]
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mother awakens

the beginning of spring green swells with every rain storm.  today rains with lightning and the thunder beings showed up most of the afternoon.  i will have to check with my good buddy,  alvin calvin, (one of my old timey neighbors who has been at our side since we arrived here in the mountains 33 […]
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as the sun light rides the southern back ridge of the farm, the light shines into my eyes and through my family cranberry glass set in the south window for just these days, brightening my heart and reminding me of my ancestors and their love of me as one of the strong foundations that i […]
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scorpio time

the seasons change, now the deep shadows keep the north spots cool all day, and wet.  fallen leaves gather there to rot and become rich to the whole of the forest in the process.  the tree trunks stand out now more with the rusts and luminous yellows staging their star role in the scenery now. […]
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Community loves back the farm

Friday, Saturday & Sunday September 4th. Dory and I have had our in town (friday) Yoga with Joe Taft (yowser) and stopped in to” Chai Pani” for Indian lunch with Leigh of Mountain Express, chatting with one of the owners and inviting them to the Terra Madre Slow Food event that is being held on […]
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Another visit home

Here I am again at the farm, So grateful there is a place to come that captures the moment of season shifts, starlight, and good company. I got in late sunday nite did some unwind in the hot tub and crashed in the Granny flat (each room has its name here), a great nights sleep […]
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yoga pics

Daniel has shared his photos of  Mado and Meghan’s Fullness Retreat here on the farm.  Fun Food Friends, good yoga. greetings remember? yoga early in the morning while the sun crested the ridge and began the day singing saturday night, chanting, dancing, and food from the gardens prepared by many hands helping emma in the […]
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comings and goings

Michele is a force for sure.  When we are here and Michele is here, all boats rise together. Younger family went west for a 10 day boating date with western family, so, Michele headed south for the cool(er) hills of Sunswept Farm. We sometimes call ourselves the 3 robots, for you old scifi channel buffs, […]
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At the turn of the gardens from spring/early summer crop offerings to fall garden, we have added our homegrown!!! biochar to the lower garden raised beds.  yay!! Some was saved to do a “real” experiment, and chart up what we find.  Real tracking will happen in the greenhouse at the house.  there biochar will be […]
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