This year the Vernal Equinox Seasonal Node starts Thursday March 21. Why then does the Chinese calendar regard Vernal Equinox as the midpoint of Spring? Because we are now at the balance point of Yin and Yang. Spring is the time when Yang of the natural world is slowly starting to push itself up and out of the Yin of Winter.Read More
Wednesday, March 6th, is the start of the Awakening of Insects seasonal node, the third node of the year. This is the next segment of Spring, and although over the last two weeks weather has been particularly chilly, we're starting to see buds setting on trees. During Awakening of Insects we undo stress and strain. The mental pattern associated with Spring, is anger. If you are prone to anger it is suggested to begin a contemplative practice to provide balance.Read More
Tuesday February 19th, was the beginning of the second seasonal node of the new-year and the new Spring –“Rain Water.” We’ve been experiencing rain, snow - mix of both, typical of this time of year. Thus true to the name of the node, there is more moisture in the environment. During Rain Water the expansion of Yang in the natural environment continues. So, while days can still be cold, we are definitely experiencing up and down in temperatures.Read More
The Sacred Elements: Water, Earth, Air, Fire and Sacred Space are teachers to humans, and the world at large. And we can tap into their teachings through inner journeys, meditations, visualizations, spirit connections, and of course: the actual element in its natural habitat. Hence this series meets at a farm holding The Sacred El’s alive for humans and animals: White Feather Farm.Read More
This time of year, the Beginning of Spring, is when the Yang influences are growing in the natural world. By now we are only about 6 weeks away from the Vernal Equinox , one of the times of year where the Yang and Yin are balanced and we have more equal day and night. Even with cooler weather lingering the days are getting longer and the songbirds are singing earlier in the morning. The increased activities in the natural world are also reflected in the names of the shorter 5 day segments that make up Beginning of Spring – The East Wind Liberates From Icy Shackles, Hibernating Insects Begin to Stir, and Fish Rise Up to the Ice.Read More
2019 is the year of the Earth Pig, the fortunate golden Pig, a time to make peace and enjoy life. Pig is a year for harmony and fellowship, when kind actions are rewarded. People can work together with good will and enjoy community.Read More
We all have loved ones on the other side who want to help you achieve your soul's objectives and live a joyful and fulfilling life. This group includes Ancestors, Nature Spirits and other Loving Beings who All have your best interest at heart and in mind. And we can talk to them.Read More
Sunday January 20th, is the start of the Major Cold Seasonal Node. Major Cold is the last node of the traditional Chinese year, and we are now about two weeks away from both the solar and lunar new year – the Beginning of Spring!Read More
In this magickal kingdom: Earth, there are Spirits & Beings of physical body and Spirits and Beings without body present. The worlds of non-physical reality hold our fascination. Who are they? What do they do? Who is where? And why? And what happens on this day we call the "Winter Solstice"? What spirits are around then? Join us Friday, December 21st at 10:30am to be curious, bring questions, and find some answers as you discover who you might want to become more connected to: guides, angels, fairies, nature spirits, elementals, dragons and unicorns, deities, ancestors – all are welcome, and all are willing to share with you.Read More
“Earth” is the name the Chinese give to the energy of late Summer. Late Summer is the season of the Harvest. The gathering in of all that has been produced the rest of the year. As such it is correlated with nourishment and abundance, a time when grains are reaped and fruits are pieced in preparation for winter. It is a golden time of contentment and security, of basking in the flow of achievement and satisfaction. The energy of Earth is that of rich ripe stillness.Read More
During the remainder of the month of August, the Farm will be closed, so we will not be offering sessions or appointments with Diane during the month of August. If you choose to book an appointment, please understand that sessions will be scheduled upon Diane's return after September 3rd. Diane will have limited internet access during the time she is away, so emails, orders and inquiries will be handled upon her return after Labor Day. We thank you for your patience and understanding, and look forward to connecting with you in September!Read More
As we are fully embracing Summer, we can look at the nodes of Summer, which are smaller, mini-seasons that can tell us a lot about the natural rhythms of Summer and what we can expect. Each node is roughly 15 days in length with names symbolic of what is happening at that time of year.Read More
As many of you know, the Summer Solstice is the height of Summer. It is a day when the Sun is at it’s most powerful and it’s also the longest day of the year. After this Solstice the days will start to get shorter as the earth rotates farther away from the Sun. Solstice is a time for celebration so please join us!Read More
My how our Timothy Hay has grown! Remember the little green sprouts from 7 weeks ago? Take a look now, and we are on our third harvest! Chickens, baby Chicks, and our rabbits have been eating well this spring, They literally jump and shriek when they see me arrive with the basket.Read More
When you think about how many decisions you make for your dog(s) every day, you quickly realize how much you influence the quality of their lives. In this workshop we delve into an expanded view of your dog.
Comfrey is a multi-functional plant that is popular with permaculture gardens, because it helps plants function in their own mini eco-system and improve the soil quality. We've planted it around the farm for this very reason!Read More
If you’ve had an odd week, you’re not alone. And this weekend focused the elements of that oddness. By weekend, I mean March 31st and April 1st - we know Sunday was April Fools Day, because it snowed in the Northeast (into Monday, no less). What’s up? This: a full moon Saturday in Aries and Libra, with Mercury retrograde sitting next to the Sun, wondering what the heck is going on. Our good friend Chris Largent explains.
The little green sprouts are those of Timothy Hay. We planted the seeds in October and it started pushing it’s way through the frozen soil 3 weeks ago. Brave as can be! We use Timothy Hay around the farm as food and bedding for the rabbits, little did we realize the other benefits of this tiny green gem!Read More
As we are closer to the Spring Equinox and the traditional Western start of Spring, we start to see lots of green sprouting everywhere. But Spring starts much earlier than we may realize, and even Spring has mini-season's within her that are truly remarkable little periods where Nature is waking up and ready for brand new beginnings!
A Solstice Bonfire Celebration! Please Join Us as We Light Winter's Longest Night Thursday, December 21st from 5:30-8:30pm. Enjoy a brief history of the Solstice, and an Honoring of Our Ancestors during this sacred time of the year.