Sunday, March 23, 2008
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
Monday, January 21, 2008
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.