Not Just Another Raven-Wolf Work Weekend

DSCF0066The Sun was shining and the ground was dry as we entered the gate on Saturday morning. A few had already arrived and were in the process of opening the gate as we pulled up to the edge of the driveway. Today, there would be seven of us and we were determined to see how much could be done before we all had to leave toward evening.

It had been five weeks, this time, since anyone had been down and things had pretty much grown up again. There wasn’t much mowing equipment to work with – one gas-powered weed whacker and one mower, both brought by volunteers, but people set to work anyway. Someone grabbed a hand weed whacker and started doing what he could as well.

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The rest grabbed brushes and paint and set about trying to complete the job of painting that had begun the last time. We did manage to get a few things completed: the first-aid station, the upper outhouse, the bridge across the drainage dish and a few benches, but there are still picnic tables, more benches and another outhouse (once the rebuilding is complete) to paint.

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A lot of mowing and weed-whacking got done (just look behind the bridge in the picture), but then the throttle cable on the mower broke and the weed-whacker decided it was done for the day as well. So, there’s still a lot that needs doing. The proof of that is the pond. Here’s what it looked like at the end of May and also how it looks now. Yes, more time, more equipment and more volunteers are definitely needed to maintain this lovely, sacred site.

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We felt good though. For seven people with little equipment, we got a lot done before we decided it was time to stop. You always feel a sense of accomplishment when you realize how much was done with so little. The bonus is that you touched the Earth, you gave back, and you sweated off a pound or two to boot!

As most were cleaning up brushes and packing up equipment and other items, the Coordinator, Mary, came in with her daughter, Jen and Jen’s new baby, Sean. They planned to see what they could do for a little while. We talked about equipment needed and what needed to be done on many levels to make Summer Solstice Gathering 2016 happen to celebrate the rebirth of the Sanctuary.

Yes, there is still much to do, but, you know what? It IS doable!!! We will find a way, just as we always have. We invite you to join us on this adventure. We could use the help. Here’s the thing though…. Once you step foot on this Land, you will see the reasons why we care so deeply for it and want to restore it. The Land has a way of capturing your heart and pulling you in. As we help heal it, it heals us in so many ways and on so many levels. It’s a place where you can leave your mundane problems at the gate and share some time with Nature. You may leave tired, but there will be a smile on your face and in your heart. The Land believes in giving back to those who come to heal Her.

If I’ve peaked your curiosity and you feel you might want to come and help, you can contact us on our Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary Facebook page or email us at RavenWolfNature@aol.com. You can also contact me either on Facebook (Samantha Herron) or email me at Durga1974@aol.com. Ask for the next dates someone will be down there and request a map to the site.

In the meantime, I want to profusely thank the following people for all their hard work last Saturday – Del, Joslyn, Crystal, Ed, Ray, Gary, Mary and Jen. You folks are absolutely awesome!!!

Thank you 7Love & Blessed Be

Elder Maya

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The Garage Sale Continues!

Hello Folks! It’s me again. We’ve sold some of the many items we have for fund-raising, but still have many choices to offer. I’ve put prices on them in hopes of enticing some of you to get your wallets out and donate to the rebuilding of Raven-Wolf.

DSCF0009There deep red Chalices have a clear stem and base. They stand 7 ¼” tall with a 4” Chalice mouth. They have a nice weight to them. $15 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0012These olive green Chalices have a mottled effect to them. They stand 7 ½” tall and have a Chalice mouth of 4”. $12 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0013There are three of these green oak leaf Chalices, which we would like to sell together. They stand 6 ½” tall with a 4 ¼” mouth. They are heavy in weight. $15 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0014Lavender glass stands on top of clear stems and bases with these 6 ½” Chalices that have a 4’ mouth opening. $15 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0047Black fluted glass Chalices that stand 6” high with a 3 ½” mouth. These are a sturdy weight and very pretty. $12 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0016Light-weight green glass Chalices are trimmed with gold rims. They stand 7” high and have a 2 ¾” mouth opening. $15 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0017There are 3 of these clear glass Chalices that have 2 ¾’ mouth openings that are rimmed in gold. A white winter snow scene adorns each. They stand 8” high. $18 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0050Light-weight, smoky gray glass. These Chalices stand 6 ½” tall and have a 3 ¼’ mouth opening. $10 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0046Made of black glass, these Chalices are two sizes. One stands 9” tall with a 2 ½” mouth, while the other is 10” tall with a 2 ¾” mouth. Light in weight, they are very nice. $15 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0018White wood candlesticks that stand 7 ¼” tall are made for tapers and would look nice on any Altar. $10 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0019Hefty-weight brass candlesticks. They stand 6 ¼” tall and are nice for holding tapers. $25 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0020These two 4” high clear glass candlesticks would look nice holding tapers on anyone’s Altar. $10 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0021Black metal candlesticks made for holding pillar candles. They stand 3 ¾” high and would easily hold a 3” pillar candle. $10 plus shipping & handling
DSCF0024Green glass candlesticks that stand 4 ½” tall and are made for tapers. Very nice. $10 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0025These black glass candleholders could be used as mini Chalices! They stand 4 ½” high and are used for votive candles. (Two votives are included.) $10 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0029Beautiful blue and gold wooden (we think) box. It measures 6”H x 9”W x 6” D. The clasp is DSCF0030brass $5 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0031This clear glass vase would be nice for a flower or two on your Altar. It stands 9” tall. $3 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0032Slightly different in shape, this is also a clear glass vase. It stands 9 ½” tall. $3 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0034White opaque glass oak leaf Chalice stands 6 ½’ high and has a 4 ¼” mouth opening. $5 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0035This solitary white ceramic candleholder stands 4 ½” tall and will easily hold a 4” pillar candle. $5 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0036Made of olive green class, this oak leaf bowl stands 5 ½” tall and has a 6 ¼” mouth. By placing sand in it, it could be used as a Thurible. $5 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0038Pale green in color, this glass candlestick will easily hold a 3” pillar candle. It stands 4 ¾” high. $3 plus shipping & handling

DSCF003910 ½” tall, clear glass decanter would work well for wine or water! $5 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0040Native American shaman/medicine man stands 10 ½” high. Made of either wood or polymer, it is definitely not ceramic. $10 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0041This white ceramic basket is not solid. It would make a nice bowl or basket for offerings on an Altar. $5 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0042Heavy weight, clear glass candleholder looks like a glacier (pretty cool). It stands 3” high and will hold a 1” pillar candle or votive. $3 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0043Metal Star tree-topper could also be an Altar decoration. It stand 12 ¼” high and has 12 stars cut into it. There is a 1 ½” opening in the stem for placement on a tree. $5 plus shipping & handling

DSCF0394There are still many, many books left and there’s even been some “new” ones added on the Tarot. The books haven’t been priced and will continue to be sold, for now, on what you feel you are willing to pay for the ones you want. If we have to sent them to you, there will be shipping and handling so keep that in mind when you make your offer.
We truly appreciate the generosity of the people who have purchased items. What we raise so far has paid for paint and brushes to repaint the buildings, benches and picnic tables. That project has been begun and will hopefully be completed on August 15th.

We also send our sincere thanks out to those who have volunteered their time and energy in the continuing efforts to re-create the nature sanctuary known as Raven-Wolf. Thank you so very much!

If you are interested in any of these items, contact us. You can reach us on Facebook at either “Memories of Raven-Wolf” or “Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary”. You can also email us at RavenWolfNature@aol.com. You can also contact me either on Facebook (Samantha Herron) or email me at Durga1974@aol.com

Please be sure to share this with others! Thanks, in advance, for your contribution to the growth and revitalization of a wonderful sacred space!

May the GoddessLove and Blessed Be

Elder Maya