We are offering four farm and sing camps in 2019. These camps are for adults (people under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult) Camps will be around one week long. More details coming soon!
Watch this video of us singing to our sheep
January: Apple Wassail. At this quiet time of year, we’ll have a lot of time to sing!
- Songs: British traditional apple wassail songs; midwinter Ukrainian songs; and some very sad, wintery Shape Note hymns.
- Farm: Plum jam; carding and spinning wool with a drop spindle; making healings salves from bear fat and tree buds and resins; feeding the sheep and chickens; hard cider 101
- Ritual: Apple Wassail. We’ll end this session with our annual apple wassail celebration, where we thank and bless our apple trees with songs and toasts.
March: lambs lambs and more lambs!
- Songs: songs about birds and sun and green grass to give us hope!
- Farm: Bottle feeding lambs, milking sheep, feeding sheep, and more bottle feeding lambs, cheese making.
- Ritual: Spring Equinox. We’ll dress like bears, dance around our house, sing of course, and eat pancakes smothered in fresh sheep yogurt and butter.
June: Green Grass
- Songs: ancient Lithuanian summer solstice songs, songs about trees
- Farm: Sheep milking, rotational grazing; wild medicinal herb gathering; vegetable garden planting; honeyberry picking; but mostly– thinning apple fruitlets. Way too much to do and not enough hours in the day!
- Ritual: Summer Solstice. We’ll rise at dawn, wash our face in the magical summer solstice morning dew; bedeck ourselves and our beehives, sheep, and chickens with flowers and greenery; and sing.
September or October: Apple Harvest
- Songs: harvest songs from Lithuania, Georgia, England and more.
- Farm: apple picking, cider making, sheep milking, putting food by; honey harvesting
- Ritual: fall equinox, or Halloween/Samhain, depending on when we do this. A walk through the woods to a magical rock, a silent supper, and singing.