Farm & Sing

This is the place for sings, craft, rituals, gatherings, folk magic, events, workshops and classes!

Coming up in Spring 2024:

 

Sundays Holy and Wild

Women’s Magic, Song, and Ritual Working Group

Sunday mornings, 9-11, April 21-May 26,  plus Thursday May 2 6-8 pm.

April and May are a busy time in the folk calendar.  The spring winds, calling the birds, bringing the animals out to pasture for the first time, honoring the dangerous and generous spirit of spring waters, remembering and honoring the dead and the ancestors, thanking mother Earth for her many gifts— each call for moments of observation and ceremony.
The gatherings will take place on our farm.  We will meet outside unless it is severe weather.

For more info, see below.  TO register

What People are saying:

 

Thanks for introducing me to age old traditions in
honor of Mother Earth, mothers, grands, and the circle of life.
It is a special window where spring grounding feels so helpful
before the take off into summer. I loved sharing space with
strong women and lambs in the embrace of Cate Hill with all her
beauty.— Fan Watkinson

“The songs, the feasts, the reverence, and the spirit that infuses every gathering at Cate Hill Orchard is pure magic.  Singing to the ancient orchard, eating from the land, immersing into magic and history, and gathering with their incredible community is deeply nourishing, inspiring and fun.  Maria and Josh are incredible people and hosts and it fills my heart to know that they are singing just on the other side of the hill.” – Beana Bern
 
…..deep like the soil, soul-quenching.  Moving like wind through me and us. Seeping through like snow melt.   Healing.  Deeply loving & supportive community…”—Theresa Lay-Sleeper

 

Sundays Holy and Wild Women's Magic, Song, and Ritual Working Group

Sunday mornings, 9-11, April 21-May 26,  plus Thursday May 2 6-8 pm.

 

April and May are a busy time in the Slavic folk calendar.  The spring winds, calling the birds, bringing the animals out to pasture for the first time, honoring the dangerous and generous spirit of spring waters, remembering and honoring the dead and the ancestors— each call for moments of observation and ceremony.  

We’ll use traditional Eastern Slavic calendrical rituals and folk magic practices as our starting point, and will sing simple songs as part of our gatherings. We’ll work with spirits of field, forest, and sauna, pay homage to the magic of trees, flowers, and herbs, and create our own version of a traditional spring cleansing ceremony.

Sessions will take place on our farm.  We will meet outside unless it is severe weather, then will meet inside the airy barn.   

No magic or singing experience, or Slavic heritage, necessary, people of all spiritual paths are welcome.