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Enjoying the garden, each other and the season

Posted 10/22/2017 7:38pm by Sally Voris .


This week, two families came to dig sweet potatoes. A father and teen-aged son drove their shovels into the moist dirt to loosen it. Then two younger siblings picked  the sweets out of the ground. An aunt and niece came with young boys. They dug carefully, nearly caressing the sweet potatoes as they found them. As they worked, they shared stories and memories. Meantime, their young boys ran around the farm.The sweets are now dug and curing for winter. 

Now the leaves are coming!  On Mondays and Tuesdays, two local towns deliver some 2,000 bags of leaves a year to the farm. We make giant leaf piles and use them to improve the organic matter in the soil. Come help us open the bags of leaves! (Just let us know you are coming) and take home some great food!   

In addition to food, we are offering other ways to raise consciousness:   

A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat, on Saturday, October 28 from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the farmhouse, 5009 Teeter Road.

Join a group of women who gather at the change of the seasons to reflect on the rhythms and seasons of their lives. We share our stories, create a seasonal ritual, share food, and engage in an art activity. Bring food to share and wear comfortable clothes. Suggested donation: $25/regulars; $15/first timers. Register here.                                                      

DRUM CIRCLE TO HONOR THE ANCESTORS With Jaqui MacMillan, November 4, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the barn at the farm. 


From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., we invite you to join Farm Circle members in decorating the temporary community altar in the barn. Please feel free to bring items (i.e. photos, flowers, or food) to honor a loved one. We will host a pot-luck meal for farm circle members (it is easy to join!). 

At 7:30 pm, Jaqui MacMillan, of Drum for Joy,  will again lead a drum circle to honor the ancestors. Jaqui discovered her passion for drumming in the early 1980's and have been teaching private lessons, leading workshops and drum circles throughout the U.S. for over 20 years. Bring a drum if you have one. We will have extra instruments.  Cost: $10/adult; $8/child; $25/family. Register hereDownload a flyer here. (Children 12 and over are welcome.)

As the crispness of fall weather finally arrives, may we savor the season.    




    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM


Quiet time is starting....

Hazel is back! She is pregnant and due midwinter. Our thanks to Leah Mack, at whose farm Hazel and Daisy spent the summer with a virile bull.  Now we want to find Daisy, a pure-bred Jersey, a new home. She is pregnant and due mid-spring. Interested? Please contact me. Thanks. Sally    

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White Rose Farm Circle, Inc. fosters community to empower people to work together to restore health to the land, the natural world and each other. Learn more about membership and/or donate to support our 501-c-3 non-profit organization. 

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