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Posted 6/3/2018 5:09pm by Sally Voris .

  

In the midst of challenging weather, I realized that I was still surrounded by beauty. I had some food from the garden and simple sweetness to feed the soul. Everyone is welcome to come once for a visit. We ask those who want to return to join the farm circle as members

Our summer hours are starting. the gardens will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 12:30, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings from 4:30 to dusk. 

Our next Global Sisterhood gathering will be Wednesday, June 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. The theme will be: Free the Voice: I speak my authentic truth. I will speak about the sweetness of simplicity. The event is free and we accept donations to support women refugees.  

Our next event will be Circle Dancing at Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Westminster resident Pam Kraemer will lead our dances in the garden this year. The event will include a potluck for farm circle members starting at 5:30 p.m.  Click here for a flyer. Click here to register. 

Our women's circle will meet next on Saturday, June 30. 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.  Click here to register. 

I expect to host people at the farmhouse this year. I am still working out the details.....Hope to see you soon! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 6/3/2018 2:11pm by Sally Voris .

  

As the outer environment becomes more chaotic and disordered, I am  deeply nourished by quiet sweetness. A friend inspired this poem: 

Quietly Sweet

Who knew how quietly sweet life could be?

My friend sees her grandson smile and wonders,

How could he look so much like the son she had held in her arms?

Dare I say she feels the ineffable flow

Of one generation to another, of life itself?

As she shops with her husband for plants for their garden.

She realizes how wonderfully warm their hearth is.

 

I give rose water and elder flowers

To a young woman who is moving to a new home:

She wants a safe place to start a family.

Bless the home that you are leaving, I say,

And the home where you are going.

The elder flowers honor the end in all beginnings,

And the beginning in all endings.

The rose water is for abiding love.

How do we make a house a home

A dwelling place for spirit?

 

I gaze into a young man's eyes and see a lively tender soul.

I know I can trust his heart; I soar with his spirit.

My heart opens.

I pick fresh flowers and dine by candlelight.

I take more baths, buy new clothes and take more time to dress.

So many small touches that soften and delight me.

How unexpected this opening is—and how joyful!

 

How do we savor the sweetness that nature creates in every moment?

Roses freely release clouds of fragrance heavenward.

Fireflies rise in the fields like twinkling stars.

Birds twitter exuberantly at first light.

Frogs croak in the deep dusk.

A soft breeze stirs the trees.

 

How do we savor the sweetness that we carry inside?

May we be like the flowers--

Our hearts releasing our essence

to meet the moment and the other

As timeless life enfolds us

Quietly in sweetness.

 

May you find sweetness too! 

Sally 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 5/25/2018 7:46am by Sally Voris .

  

Our summer hours are starting. the gardens will be open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 12:30, and on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings from 4:30 to dusk. 

The weather has been challenging--and so I am never sure from day today what will be in the garden. I can guarantee that there will always be something to eat and something to draw one into life--be it a rose or a baby turkey. Everyone is welcome to come once for a visit. We ask those who want to return to join the farm circle as members

Thank you to Leah Mack for leading our Global Sisterhood gathering on Tuesday, May 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. We sat on the porch sharing with each other just after a bad stormed rolled through our neighborhood. 

Our next Global Sisterhood gathering will be Wednesday, June 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. The theme will be: Free the Voice: I speak my authentic truth. The event is free and we accept donations to support women refugees.  

Our next event will be Circle Dancing at Summer Solstice on Saturday, June 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Westminster resident Pam Kraemer will lead our dances in the garden this year, and the event will include a potluck for farm circle members. Mark your calendars! More details soon!  

Our women's circle will meet next on Saturday, June 30. We decided as a group to participate in May Day, as there was no date within two weeks of our opening that seemed to work for our core group. 

And again, I expect to host people at the farmhouse this year. I am still working out the details.....

Hope to see you soon! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 5/5/2018 4:12pm by Sally Voris .

  

Our season opens as we celebrate May Day on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Today I led a program at the Child Care Center of the Carroll Community College and we made up the song, "Hooray, hooray, today's a special day!"

I realized that the essence of a May Day Celebration is creating a pageant to honor the beauty and fertility of the Earth. We can create such an event in the barn, if need be.  Come, bring your creativity and let's honor the Earth is whatever form is appropriate tomorrow. 

The pageant is open to the public and then we will host a potluck for members of the White Rose Farm Circle, a non-profit that engages heads, hands and hearts in caring for and connecting with the natural world and each other.  Membership is easy, reasonable and FUN! 

Hope to see you soon! 

In deep appreciation of Nature and all she provides, 

Sally 

Event Admission: Adult/$12; Child/$6; Family/$30 (Circle members receive a 20% discount if they register ahead online. ) Register here. Membership here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 5/4/2018 8:28pm by Sally Voris .

  

Our season opens as we celebrate May Day on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. As long as it is not pouring rain all day, we will plan to hold our event. Some of the activities may be in the barn. 

Our approach calls for us to celebrate spring and the rising fertility of the Earth, whether it is raining, cold, windy or sunny and hot. I will make a final post on Sunday by noon. 

Two years ago, some 40 people gathered--even though it was cloudy, windy and cold. We brought our warmth to the event and created a celebration. It is in that spirit that I encourage you to plan to come! Plan to honor the fertility of the Earth wherever you are. 

In deep appreciation of Nature and all she provides, 

Sally 

Event Admission: Adult/$12; Child/$6; Family/$30 (Circle members receive a 20% discount if they register ahead online. ) Register here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 5/2/2018 8:45pm by Sally Voris .

  

Our season opens as we celebrate May Day on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. This season, our efforts will focus on being present to Nature.

For our May Day celebration, we will pick herbs and fresh flowers, make flower garlands, crowns and staffs and set up the May pole. Then will weave satin ribbons around the May pole in the traditional dance accompanied by the live music of Artie and the Vipers.

Beech Tree Puppets will share the story, "Butterfly Wonder," a lap puppet show. The May Day festivities are open to the public with the price of admission. A potluck meal follows the festivities for circle members. Bring your family and friends. 

Event Admission: Adult/$12; Child/$6; Family/$30 (Circle members receive a 20% discount if they register ahead online. ) Register here.

Our next Global Sisterhood gathering will be held on Tuesday, May 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. The event is free and open to all women. We ask for donations to support women refugees. Leah Mack, a local farmer, will lead the gathering with the theme: "Empowered Body: I honor my body as a temple." 

Our women's circle will meet next on Saturday, June 30. We decided as a group to participate in May Day, as there was no date within two weeks of our opening that seemed to work for our core group. 

And again, I expect to host people at the farmhouse this year. I am still working out the details.....

Happy Spring and hope to see you soon! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 4/23/2018 7:43am by Sally Voris .

  

When our season opens as we celebrate May Day on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m., the farmhouse will be newly refurbished! Celebrate spring and the opening of our 2018 season!

Pick herbs and fresh flowers, make flower garlands, crowns and staffs and help us set up the May pole. Then join us as we weave satin ribbons around the May pole in the traditional dance accompanied by the live music of Artie and the Vipers.

Enjoy the story, "Butterfly Wonder," a lap puppet show delightfully told by Beech Tree Puppets. The May Day festivities are open to the public with the price of admission. A potluck meal follows the festivities for circle members. Bring your family and friends. 

Event Admission: Adult/$12; Child/$6; Family/$30 (Circle members receive a 20% discount if they register ahead online. ) Register here.

Our next Global Sisterhood gathering will be held on Tuesday, May 15 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the farmhouse. The event is free and open to all women. We ask for donations to support women refugees. Leah Mack, a local farmer, will lead the gathering with the theme: "Empowered Body: I honor my body as a temple." 

Our women's circle will meet next on Saturday, June 30. We decided as a group to participate in May Day, as there was no date within two weeks of our opening that seemed to work for our core group. 

And again, I expect to host people at the farmhouse this year. I am still working out the details.....

Happy Spring and hope to see you soon! 

Sally 

 

 

 

Hope to see you soon!  

Sally 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 4/10/2018 9:48am by Sally Voris .

  

In just a month, our farm season opens and visitors will see the farmhouse with a makeover! I am planning to welcome overnight guests come summer!  

 

 The farmhouse will be in good shape for the Global Sisterhood gathering to be held this Sunday from 2 to 4:00 p.m. with a potluck following the program. The gathering is free and open to all adult women. We do take donations to support women refugees. Click here for more information; click here to register. 

Celebrate May Day on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. ! Pick herbs and fresh flowers, make flower garlands, crowns and staffs and help us set up the May pole. Then join us as we weave satin ribbons around the May pole in the traditional dance accompanied by the live music of Artie and the Vipers.

Enjoy the story, "Butterfly Wonder," a lap puppet show delightfully told by Beech Tree Puppets. The May Day festivities are open to the public with the price of admission. A potluck meal follows the festivities for circle members. Bring your family and friends. 

Event Admission: Adult/$12; Child/$6; Family/$30 (Circle members receive a 20% discount if they register ahead online. ) Register here.

Hope to see you soon!  

Sally 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 4/8/2018 12:49pm by Sally Voris .

  

In just a month, our farm season opens!  

Celebrate May Day on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. ! Pick herbs and fresh flowers, make flower garlands, crowns and staffs and help us set up the May pole. Then join us as we weave satin ribbons around the May pole in the traditional dance accompanied by the live music of Artie and the Vipers.

Enjoy the story, "Butterfly Wonder," a lap puppet show delightfully told by Beech Tree Puppets. The May Day festivities are open to the public with the price of admission. A potluck meal follows the festivities for circle members. Bring your family and friends. 

Event Admission: Adult/$12; Child/$6; Family/$30 (Circle members receive a 20% discount if they register ahead online. ) Register here.

Hope to see you as we celebrate Spring! 

Sally 

 

 

 

 





    TANEYTOWN, MARYLAND                                                                                                    WWW.WHITEROSEFARM.COM

 

Posted 3/22/2018 7:32pm by Sally Voris .
A TIME TO BE: A Woman's Retreat:  Our next women's retreat will be Saturday, March 24, from 10:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the farmhouse,5009 Teeter Road, Taneytown. We gather as the seasons change to honor the rhythms of nature and the rhythms of our lives. Cost? $25 or $15 for first-timers. Click here to register.  

We will not hold a full moon gathering on Saturday, March 31. We will plan a full moon gathering for Sunday, April 29, and our May Day Celebration will open our Season on Sunday, May 6 from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. 

 May we nurture the seeds of community with each other and with the land.    

Sally

Quiet time is starting....

We are now putting the garden to bed after a very wet season. The two local towns will  deliver leaves to the farm to build organic matter in the soil. We will hold women's circles and Global sisterhood Gatherings through the winter. Check our calendar for details about events.   

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