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...

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...

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...

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...

Solstice 12/18

This picture was taken before the lights and candles were lit. Our intentions were inserted in the Yule log and burned at the campfire with a group of 25 or so. These are very meaningful ceremonies given by Ruth Zwald, a shaman practitioner in the Peruvian tradition....

Moose in the tree

Well, this day has come and gone. It’s now almost Thanksgiving and the trees are no longer dressed, the turkeys make their rounds, the deer leave their tracks, the owls hoot their mating calls, occasional wood ducks float on the pond and the moose dances in the...

Equinox Celebration

Once again, the Red Spirit hosted the equinox with 30+ people. Ruth lead the ritual with her creative presentation to make it truly meaningful for each person. Connect with nature, community, your deepest thoughts, add laughter, share delicious food and you will enter...

Nature at work

Wasps thought the birdhouse was an easy way to make a new home. Not!Toad climbed the screen. Because it was there, I guess.Hummingbird nested in the very top of the trumpet vine. Great view.Turtle sunning on a log in the pond.These are just a few of the many wonders...

Dishes served for the shaman group

Just a couple of dishes I served for the shaman group. I bake pies for local people and for vacationers to take home. I enjoy making people happy about good food. We all love to...

Shaman practitioner group

A weekend here with an amazing group of healers practicing in the shaman traditions. This is the second time here for them and it was full of insights and presentations, healings, sharing, drumming, laughing, and getting to know each other on a deeper level....