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Hannah’s Haying

Hannah’s Haying We take the stairs up to the barn loft, knowing we’ll leave by the ladder. For September it’s unseasonably hot, and hotter still up here. The smell of dried garlic and last year’s hay lingers in the thick heat that has risen from downstairs and swarmed through the…

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Hearts and hands gather honorable mountainside harvest

Hearts and hands gather honorable mountainside harvest by Teagan Wu Eyes closed in the cool, spacious gardenOrchestra of birds and bees play in silenceSunlight warms eyelidsResting in company, tuning into rooted Motherwort.Deep green, jagged leaves, standing strong in sun and blowing breezeReceiving her welcome, we snip and gatherGratitude pouring from…

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A Summer of Earth and Community

A Summer of Earth and Community Have you ever tasted liquid sunshine? First, find yourself an untouched field of dandelion flowers and carefully remove enough flower heads to fill a basket. Be sure to thank the plants for their gift, but don’t worry too much – you could hardly diminish…

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The Link Between Yoga & Sustainability

The Link Between Yoga & Sustainability – An Excerpt As the Vermont Autumn Yoga Retreat and Ecology of Yoga session approaches we find our minds musing over the practice of yoga and how it relates to our life on this earth and our interaction with nature. With this contemplative spirit, we…

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Savoring the Season: Garlic Harvest

Savoring the Season: Garlic Harvest One of the truly amazing things about living with the seasons is the shift from scarcity to abundance. A few weeks ago we enjoyed such a shift with our summer garlic harvest! Earlier this spring we enjoyed the last of our cured fresh garlic from last…

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