Saturday, August 3, 2019

This Horror Story Must Be Told.

Sonia has traveled the world visiting industrial farms, getting into the secret world of meat production.  It's not just the horrors of slaughter houses and how immune people are to the suffering of animals.  By the way, that includes people who eat these animals.  It's also about the antibiotics, the genetic engineering, the huge pollution of earth and waterways, our bodies and more.  Did you know that livestock is fed their own kind (byproducts) and chicken manure!  And, you may be eating it along with antibiotics if you're eating the meat that comes from all over the world and shipped to the USA.

It's time we all embrace vegan diets.  There are more and more choices every day to satisfy meat cravings.  Save the livestock, save the earth and save yourself.  Nothing is more important than good health.  It's no wonder we have so much cancer in the world.  

So if you do eat meat, know the farmer who provides it.  Ask questions.  Demand change.  Livestock should be raised on pastures not in buildings where they never see the light of day, touch the earth and are forced to smell the toxic ammonia every day of their lives.

The PONDificator

New housing for the Red Spirit.  The PONDificator overlooks the pond, of course and will soon be ready for those who love the songs of frogs.  I'm teaching them to harmonize a lullaby.  But do they listen?!!  More pictures to come.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

The 2019 season begins

My wonderful guests arrived this weekend and fortunately the weather is perfect.  Instead of trying to find a restaurant for brunch, we had one here in the barn where everyone could stay and talk as long as they wanted, enjoying the food and quiet surroundings.

Solstice and Shaman Practioners

Ruth Zwald once again held ritual here for solstice.  Some Native American dances were re-enacted followed by a potluck in the barn.
The same night the regular shaman group came and held class among themselves.  Late Saturday evening we decorated some amazing rattles.
Chris and Michael are both fine artists.
Chris and Brenda brought a boat load of art supplies so each creation had special meaning.
Mine represented the old earth today giving birth to a new earth.  Hopefully it will be better cared for.

Marj is longing to use hers right away, I think.

Early Spring with the scouts

Just a few pictures of the snowy weekend the scouts were here again.  They learned their fire making skills and supplied the Red Spirit with a large stack of firewood.  They are such a blessing.

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Holiday escapees discovered.

These four turkeys come by every day, sometimes pecking at the sliding door perhaps thinking they can check out the shelter of the barn.  After all, it's been pretty cold this winter especially for March.  I saw a pair of osprey's in these trees a week or so ago.  A first!  Instead of dirty city snow, I get white country snow sprinkled with occasional feathers.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

One more creative process

Kat led this workshop where 6 women each created her nature spirit using materials from the woods and paper mâché.  It was a bonding experience that brought a story from each of us.