First Signs of Spring
Spring is here. Small twigs arrived at the beginning of March and were plated out and have already put out blossoms, what a great effort.
Here the tree stake looks too large but the tree will grow into it….rather like the first day at school.
The ducks are laying again after having taken the winter off and the forest garden is also settling in!
Nature is beginning to show herself in the garden
and surrounding lanes and fields at the Hut 44 Seasons.
If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you,
if the simple things of nature have a message that you understand,
for your soul is alive.
During the Spring, Summer and Autumn we will be organising Song Writing Workshops ( no experience needed),
Art Workshops using the garden as inspiration and Felting Workshops, and QiGong.
If you would like to be put on our mailing list for any to these events or to talk to us about them, please contact us here
From Mary with love
In the valley silence hung …
A shinning silver sheen of mist.
‘New beginnings’ whispered wind.
In the Earth so deep Rainbow Snake wiggled…
In the ocean’s waves ‘Great’ Grandmother Turtle swam …
In the Forest Raven sat in the ancient oak….
In the flower meadow little Mouse sniffed the air…
In the sky so high Golden eagle soared…
The people in the valley stirred from their beds…
In one movement they wrapped themselves warmly…
They gathered at the mountain path…
Every one, young to old, holding hands, babies were carried…
In the silence they walked together up the steep path…
As they climbed the sky lightened and lifted…
From indigo, full moon and morning star fading..
To rose pink, fire red, azure blue, frills of white …
Golden Sun ascends blessing the new year.
The people young to old raised their arms and voices…
Together they sing and dance for new beginnings…
All their hopes and dreams for love, light and peace…
These sounds circle the Earth and the Universe.
May your year be blessed with all you wish!
Mary H and Mary D who are regulars at H44seasons have booked the PETT VILLAGE HALL
SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY 2017 2-4 PM
Come and DANCE your own dance to music on CDs
Welcome circle and closure circle with tea/drinks and cake to share
We will ask for a small donation on the day to cover the cost, the amount will depend on how many come, bring CDs if you wish.
PLEASE RSVP TO MARY H AND/OR MARY D
Best wishes for 2017
The wasps have vacated the green bin, probably not a good overwintering space as it leaks! They left behind this wonderful structure which looks like a futuristic city.
Toad has again taken up residence in the greenhouse under soggy paper sacks, at least she likes the damp.
We will be having our last events of the year at the hut44seasons in November and marking the Winter Solstice on 18th December with a cosy round the fire and drinking soup and with Sarah’s Solstice Sound Journey on 21st December. Do come and join us.
Spring Equinox Celebration in the Garden
Thank you to everyone who came to the Spring Equinox Celebration when we made fertility rings and hung on the fruit trees and bushes. This is what happened with the crab apple tree. Anyone for crab apple jelly?
Plenty of fruits on the other trees and fruit bushes too. Next year hoping to open fruit picking to our H44S community and share the bounty! Watch this space.
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