Jörg, Kira, Ema and Lilu have found a little piece of paradise close by to Ravenwood and plan to live here in Val Sacra as soon as possible. They have been searching for three years for home, and found us recently...all our lives shall be enriched by having these magnificent beings as part of our tribe....
Jörg made Lilu her very own hammock swing, as the play area is more for older children, with tree house and high swings.
Our last full moon celebration was quite a happening - Music, Poetry and a Liberation Ceremony for myself and Annie. At our Handfasting in 2006, our hands were Ceremonially tied together with a ribbon. We started this ceremony bound in the same way, until Claire and Djesael as our Priestess and Priest released us to find new love - though as I said to Annie at the time, The end of Mariage is not the end of Love. We continue to honor the connection that has always been between us, but now as Brother and Sister.
Love and Blessings,
Making our own planks
The first step is to fell the tree
Winter solstice 21.12.2013
Nothing can be more magical than making ceremony at sunrise, followed by a cosy breakfast in Annie`s dome.
In the afternoon we were invited to the local druids ceremony. Pictured here The Priestess and The Shaman's companion, Irene and Tara. It was fantastic, they made a magical sacred circle, a big central bonfire, we chanted and danced, offered our own prayers...we were smudged, chilled, sweat ed elated. When the ceremony was over we had a bring and share meal and everybody sang happy birthday to our Solstice baby, Kelly!
The druids will join us for the January full moon drumming and at Imbolc next year the venue of the Ritual shall be here at Ravenwood.
Winter solstice, Christmas visitors and New Years Eve
Liz was in England visiting family and in Germany during December and January.
In January two Italian lads came to help out, serenade us with their guitars, and experience this lifestyle.
Thanks David and Gianluka for all the great firewood collecting, and all the help clearing stuff. Not to forget the snug is being re decorated...it is not finished yet.
Gianluka has been teaching me Italian...bellissimo...buona notte, sonjya doro.
Today Kelly and Gianluka left. Kelly is back in England for a spell.
David stayed a few days
Gianluka is a great musician, he is a graduate of philosophy and at the moment busks for a living. One touriast once gave him a 500 Euro note! His stay here has made a big impact on his life. His plan for the future is to work a spell in a Swiss University and then buy his Kin Domain in this Valley
Sunrise 21 December 2013 Jeremy serenading the sun with didgeridoo
Full Moon fire with snow falling on us. Kelly, Gianluka. Mark and Pablito Gianluka's dog.
Decorating the snug was a lot of fun, we were listening to our favorite songs from youtube. Lots of Bob Marley was played and John Lennon, Bob Dylan.......
Sabina came for a week in early Autumn with Lilu and Gaven to find out more about our local homeschool group and to begin the process of purchasing a nearby property. Today, 24th December the little family is back with us and this time Zeb came too. We feel truly honoured that they choose this Anastasia village to build their Space of Love with.
It has been a wonderful, full and busy Autumn!
Snow came very early this year, it doesn't appear to deter visitors! Love to you all.
Annie's nieces from Australia Melody and Angel came to stay a few weeks with their friend Seychelle..we made them a welcome blackberry cake...lots of campfires, swimming in the river..eating salads from the garden... good times were had in Eden.
Fred and Kim stayed with us for a few months, in the early Autumn it rained for three weeks and we were in the clouds literally (we are 800 metres above sea level). Sadly their camper bus Ivy got really moldy and the family took flight! Luckily mutual friends in the valley were able to offer warm, dry accommodation. We wish them joy and happiness on their soul journey. Gratitude, love .... I sincerely hope that they find what they are searching for.
Leo and Annie had a great time with face clay in the solar shower!!!
Astrid and Jörg hail from Germany, with four children. The dream is that they buy a neighboring property and join us here in our forest paradise. Their first visit was without their children...Louise 18, Ayla ?15, David 15, and Liam 6. We look forward to meeting the whole family soon!
During August Dave, Jo and Saskia, family, came for a stay. We had lots of forest hikes, swimming in the river.
At the same time Zeb, Sabine, Lilu and Gaven came for a few days from The Netherlands.....and they plan to return in September to join our Eco Village ! It is said that building a community successfully is like falling in love...this has happened with this wonderful Dutch family.
Thank you all for all the help in the gardens and the dome building-fence building projects.