We stretched, danced, created, explored our potential and shifted into this new season with the power of the equinox. Ignite Retreat 2012 was amazing. The setting of Stowel Lake Farm alone is spectacular. The wealth of abundance provided by the farm and the workshops and classes left all of us inspired and glowing.
We are so excited to have our new website up and running and BEAUTIFUL.
Our new site was created by the Goggles – Michael Simons and Paul Shoebridge. This is our drawing of pretty much exactly what they look like:
If you would like to check out some of their other work you can go here.
We want to thank the Goggles for all their amazingness, creativity, effort, time with us (here and over the phone), intelligence and humour that they brought to the project. We enjoyed working with them immensely and look forward to working with them again in the future. We love what they have created and we hope you enjoy checking it out.
When we arrived in Keremeos my Dad had already the peaches laid out ripening to perfection. He had gleaned them from a new orchard that was not being harvested- almost like farming ‘dumpster diving’. The outside woodstove fire was lit at 7am the next morning.
We sipped our mate, began peeling and cutting the peaches and waited for the fire to get roaring hot and the hot water bath to boil. Each batch was carefully placed in the boiling water.
For me, canning becomes more about the shared experience, old timeless skills and the connection to food than the end product. Of course all winter my family and friends will savour the sweet taste of Summer.
Bettina and Joanne blessed us with their fantastic and inspiring music all weekend while giving us the opportunity to retell some of our difficult stories through movement. I was fortunate to dance 5 Rhythms with Bettina Rothe and Joanne Winstanley in this focused heart-centered workshop. We moved our bodies through many waves of dance while nurturing forgiveness and love.