Good hunting free spirit!
Smokey cat was a free spirit who liked to be involved in the goings on at the Hut44Seasons and many of you knew him curled up on his favourite throw or guiding you down the path to the hut.
Sadly last week he had a road accident and did not survive.
We will always remember him at the hut and through the photos of him on the website.
The garden is dying back to the earth. The birds are taking the last seed heads and the wasps have finally completed their life cycle and have left a paper package behind. We are seeing more red kites and the buzzards raised a chick who is now independent and flying over the crows’ nests crying loudly. The crows are ignoring it recognising youth and naivety.
We had a lovely hottest day at H44S as the garden was part of St Michael’s Hospice Open Gardens. Many visitors came even though the temperature soared. A bee stopped by for a drink from a sunflower.
Summer is still upon us so we are getting out into the garden for the Inspiration in the Garden craft day and getting ready for Jo Weaver’s visit. She is an artist who teaches across all mediums.
St. Michael’s Hospice are based in Hastings and provide specialist palliative care services to adults with life limiting illnesses throughout the Hastings and Rother area.
You can find our more about St Michael’s Hospice by visiting their website
Roses in the garden
It is rose season and the garden is bejewelled with a wonderful array of roses.
Sarah brought the fire of Summer to the Hut44Seasons with a Summer Sound Ceremony.
The outdoor fire is primed and we will be using the space throughout the Summer. To see what we are up to this summer visit the website and contact us if you would like to come along
Toad living in the greenhouse found it too busy with all the seed production for the garden and Sarah chicken finding a heap of grass behind some pots a good nest site.
Celebrated Beltane with blossom rings for the fruit trees and bushes, am hoping for a good harvest this year. Come and share!
Solstice Celebration and Summer Sound Journey coming in June. Go to events page for more information or contact us to book a place.
Hello to 2016. In the hut we have moved from being in hibernation to celebrating the coming of the light.
At the IMBOLC celebration we anticipated what is to come in nature, the seeds below ground and eagerly awaiting the buds opening on the trees.
Our Relaxation and Rejuvenation course has started and we wrap ourselves in colourful throws and sit round the wood burning stove.
And drumming has started again, fourth Friday in the month!
At OSTARA we will be celebrating the coming of Spring and the blossom and the craft work will reflect this. Hope to see you at the Hut44Seasons soon.
What connects a crystal ball, 4 glass cubes, a tennis ball and an aquatic plant pot with heavy stones to weigh it down at the bottom of the pond? It started in the summer…the tennis ball appeared on the lawn, followed in later weeks by the crystal ball and cubes. I returned them to the bird bath in the middle of the pond only for them to leave the bird bath and appear on the lawn. Then the plant pot arrived dragged from the bottom of the pond complete with stone weights. Sometimes i would put the crystal ball back and sometimes the cubes and the pot. They arrived back on the lawn in different combinations and I was returning them in different combinations. We were having a conversation…pity I didn’t know what was being said!
Two weeks ago a pink plastic ball appeared placed on top of the chipping pile. This entered the conversation! The wildlife camera showed NOTHING!! Who is my conversationalist? When I find out I’ll let you know. Until then you can look at foxes playing with balls in gardens on the internet.
We are looking forward to Sarah’s Sound Meditation and our Yule Celebrations. Please contact us if you would like to come along to both, (registration is not closed).What does this say?
The Hut 4 4 Seasons website is up and running but still being developed and evolved. Keep coming back to see how things change and what new events and activities are on offer.
Today the ducks are digging in the raised beds that are being left to overwinter, looking for interesting morsels. Their beaks are clagged with mud making them look like platypuses but luckily they don’t know how comical they are. I watched the drake trying to bellyflop over the gate which keeps them away from the my pond which they like to trash. He also tried to squeeze through the bars, to no avail so he went back to eating the onion tops. Pictures to follow.