'Desire is the beginning of
all new Creation...'
'...And once you align with your desire, the Energy that creates worlds will flow through you...which means enthusiasm and passion and triumph. That is your destiny.' (A. Hicks)
It is hard not to be excited about VT Senator Bernie Sanders and his Presidential Campaign. His clear message, solid track record on important issues, and the groundswell of support from the masses is intoxicating. We have carved a few pumpkins with his 'Feel The Bern' message and are going to create a few pieces of 'message' pottery as some of the ways we can show our support and add a some politics to our Food and Art.
Activities on the Farm
Food is being harvested, livestock are grazing on their last month (or so) of pasture, gardens are being put to bed, garlic beds are getting prepped for planting, the final cords of firewood are making their way to the wood shed, and on-farm workshops are being held, allowing us to share what we are learning and make connections with more and more people in our community. Our products for sale are listed at the bottom of this email.... so Keep Reading!
Carl Russell, through his forestry business, Russell Forestry Services (RFS), is pleased to announce that RFS is the United States representative for sales of the Sv5 wagon, a multipurpose wagon designed and manufactured by a Swedish Manufacturer, Österby Smedja. This wagon is intended primarily for forest work, but can also be used as a working wagon with a bed.
Österby Smedja's goal is to produce the best equipment you ever can find for working horses. Russell Forestry Services took delivery of its first Sv5 in mid September. It was exhibited at the 2015 Draft Animal Power Field Days where it was put it through its paces in the woodland demonstrations. RFS is very pleased and excited to expand opportunities for horselogging with the use of this high quality equipment and will be using it regularly in the forestry operations at Earthwise Farm & Forest. We are happy to entertain anyone with interest in seeing the wagon under load. To make arrangements: email@example.com, phone: 802-234-5524 (home office) or 802-353-1086 (cell).
October Workshops at Earthwise Farm & Forest
1) Management Intensive Grazing for the Small Farm
When: Saturday, October 3rd from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $70 per person/ $120 for 2 people (handout and lots of 'in-the-field' learning;BYO lunch)
This class will provide instruction for setting up a successful grazing
system on a small, diversified farm, using poultry, horses, cows, sheep,
goats and/or pigs. Participants will learn how to set up a grazing
system to complement their animal numbers (or anticipated animal
numbers). Class content will include: Understanding the ins and outs of
management intensive grazing, mapping your farm, planning for the
growing season, calculating livestock feed needs (individual and group),
multi-species grazing, extending the grazing season, developing a
grazing plan & keeping grazing records to monitor what you do from
year to year, plant identification, and more. Participants should come
away with all the information that they need to set up a realistic
grazing system for their farm. There is still space for a few more! Contact Lisa McCrory to register.
2) Spiritual Gardening: Dowsing & Agriculture
When: Sunday, October 18th from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Cost: $40 per person (includes handout and dowsing tool)
Taught by Lisa McCrory, this class will
incorporate the joys of farming/gardening/animal husbandry with some
tools and ideas
to assist in connecting with the unseen energetic intelligences
(Nature Spirits, Garden Deva, Elementals, Fairies, Gnomes, etc),
creating an environment of
spiritual exploration and co-creation. With the use of some
dowsing tools, participants will
come away with an understanding of the limitless potential of dowsing and the
spiritual approaches to farming, gardening, working with animals, and using dowsing in all aspects of
their lives. To learn more about this class, go HERE.
3) Intermediate/Advanced Dowsing Workshop
When: Sunday, October 25th from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $70 per person; includes handout and light refreshments (BYO Lunch)
Taught by Steve Herbert, this Intermediate/Advanced workshop will offer a quick review of dowsing basics and then participants will learn about live water and learn the procedure Steve uses in location of water well sites for digging or drilling. Class time will be spent improving accuracy of dowsing and will move on to applications of earth energy dowsing, agricultural dowsing and other topics as time permits. To learn more about this class, please go HERE.
Products for Sale at Earthwise Farm & Forest
We only have a few Heritage Turkeys left, so if you are thinking about ordering a bird from us, do it soon before we run out! We will honor the Early Bird Discounted price if you reserve your bird by Sunday, October 4th. Our Organic Chicken is so delicious this year - chicks come from Freedom Ranger Hatchery and are from GMO-Free breeding stock! Our birds range in size from 5 lbs to 8 lbs and could easily feed a crowd for Thanksgiving if you miss out on our Heritage Turkeys.
Like last year, we are offering a 10 # bag of cabbage, onions, and root vegetables (carrots, potatoes, beets) to complement your poultry purchase - be it for Thanksgiving or before. Cost is $18 for a colorful, tasty selection ($5 savings!).
And last but not least, we are taking orders for Holiday Wreaths, which will be ready for pick up by the 3rd week in November. We add a lot of dried flowers to our wreaths offering a unique holiday decoration to adorn your home.
Thank you for being a part of our Community!
Carl Russell & Lisa McCrory
Earthwise Farm & Forest
Mailing address: 341 Macintosh Hill Rd, Randolph, VT 05060
Email: Lmccrory@hughes.net; Phone: 802-234-552