October 28, 2013

with thanks

By Stowel Lake Farm

It was with great pleasure that the sun and autumn warmth joined us this Thanksgiving. We love to celebrate the earth and all the bounty outside as much as possible and the warmth allowed us to do so. We set up a long harvest table and decorated it with only beautiful found items on a morning walk around the farm. It is easy to do this in the fall with all the coloured leaves, apples, pears and quinces, rosehips, fall flowers and vegetables.
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kids creating beauty
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We create a gratitude table as a community for Thanksgiving. We all bring something that we are deeply thankful for and then take turns standing up and expressing the significance to the group. Because we have been doing this gratitude table for many years now the sharing is getting richer , deeper and more authentic.
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Mushroom gratitude
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8 yr old Addie made this willow weaving and he was grateful for patience, time and our ability to create.

 

October 14, 2013

Thanksgiving Yoga

By Stowel Lake Farm

with Dorothy Price, October 11 – 13.
2010 April 23-25, Stowel Lake Farm, Salt Spring Island, BC
It was a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend on the Farm. The colours of the trees, the mushrooms poking up all over the place, the changing gardens all made for a gorgeous setting for the retreat this past weekend. Still abundant veggie coming out of the garden filled our bellies and satisfied our souls. Dorothy led a peaceful retreat, fulfilling on so many levels. There was (and is) so much to be thankful for.
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