with Sue Horning & Emily Millen, September 26 – 29.
These groups always seem to be having the BEST TIME!!! I snagged these photos off their Unity Retreats website of this past retreat.
Here is a little summary of their autumn retreat:
One of the greatest challenges of modern day living is to live harmoniously with nature and the changing seasons. Autumn is a time to harvest the bounty we grew in summer, to store and prepare for the winter ahead, and is associated with the metal element, signifying contraction and introspection, as opposed to the upwards and outwards movement of the fiery summer. It is a time to reflect, to receive what is of essential worth, and to let go of what is not useful to us.
This is the time of year for drying, freezing and canning, for getting the vegetables that are coming out of the garden away for the winter. There are plans to pickle beets and beans, roast peppers and freeze pesto. These days we have all been busy processing tomatoes. Our beautiful paste varieties, Viva Italia, Roma and Maria’s, are so abundant right now, the fruits are just dripping off the vines. We take turns harvesting week to week so that everyone gets their share to put away. At the end of it all, it is so satisfying to have a shelf full of jars of your very own tomato sauce for the winter months ahead.
The very full pot on the stove.
Always happy to have helpers!
We happily hosted Bettina Rothe & Joanne Winstanley again this August. They brought 5Rhythms to the farm through a beautifully deep and inspiring retreat. The focus was “being moved’ – how to move more easily in the currents of life and cultivate openness to a state of flow. A few of us “farmies” got to partake in the offerings and Haidee was in the kitchen serving up her culinary creations to this energetic and loving group of folks. We were so grateful to have you all here!