Camp Earth Connection 2010

Camp Earth Connection 2010
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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hello Everyone. Sacred be the Spring. Camp Earth Connections is awakening, and projects are about to begin construction, with the arrival of a Green house in a couple of weeks. A variety of poultry chicks have been ordered, and we welcome our newest educator Kim Jaskula who will take on the responsibilitiues of Farm Manager.

This spring I will celebrate, Eastre, the Teutonic Goddess of Fertility.
"Eastre is also spelt Easter, Ostara and Oestre celebrated at the Vernal Equinox (first day of Spring), approx. 21st March. The Goddess is in her aspect of mother to be. Her symbol is the egg, symbolising fertility in nature and rebirth from the long winter months. The seeds are now sown, ready to grow and ripen. The Goddess is fertile, rich with promise and potential life. (It is from the word "oestre" that we get the word "oestrogen" - the female hormone). To the Saxons she was Ostara, in myth she is said to have amused children by turning her bird into a rabbit, the rabbit then laid coloured eggs much to the delight of the children. Day and night are in balance, the union of the Goddess and young God brings all life into order. She represents the blossoming of new awareness, joy in the new life springing forth from the Earth."

Enjoy the day! Peace

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Life on Hammond Hill
Hello again. I thought I would share a bit about living at Hammond Hill in the Winter. For those of you who know the camp, you know that I live in a cabin on top of the hill. My plan was to move all the camp animals up by my cabin to make it more convenient for me to feed and care for them. But...the chickens and ducks never made it up here. Every day I take a walk down to the camp to bring water to the birds and feed them. Today I was a bit grumpy about it, feeling cold, and wishing I could just sit by my wood stove and be warm (not that I really do that-but I do think about it frequently.) I also remembered I needed to somehow get 100 pound of grain down to the birds. So on went the snow pants and boots and wool hat! I pulled my trusty orange sled over to the truck and loaded the 100lbs of feed; pulled the sled to the top of Hammond Hill Rd, sat on top of both feed bags and zoomed down the hill, feeling quite childlike and remembering why I loved living here! The birds got fed and watered, and as I walked up Hammond Hll Rd and then into my 500 foot driveway...once again I remembered why it is a blessing to live on Hammond Hill. R It was about 5:30 in the evening and the sun had set, leaving a bright orange horizon and a beautiful view of the fields, and the forest. This site never fails to bring tears of gratitude to my eyes. I am so fortunate to be able to live in a place which reminds me of how amazing our planet is, and that I am a part of it.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Hi Everyone,

We have almost finished the Camp Website, and hope to have it updated and ready to go before the end of the month. So much is new, including this blog, so please be patient as we get it all going. Registering for camp should be easier and secure now with paypal, and we will no longer be taking credit card information over the phone. Spring Camp was a ton of fun last year (with a ton of snow in April) and we hope to see a few more of our regular summer campers this year. And if you haven't heard we are now raising chickens and turkeys for purchase for our camp families.

It's been quite a winter hasn't it? One week in the 70's and 2 weeks later....negative 2 degrees F. Of course on Hammond Hill, even when we hit 70 degrees, we still had snow on the ground! I look forward to hearing from you, and hope everyone is staying warm....and enjoying the beautiful sun that was out today.



Wednesday, January 9, 2008


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