As people began to arrive for the wood-cutting weekend, on October 17th, the first thing that greeted them was that one of the trees marked to be cut down had already fallen, nearly missing the outhouse at the bottom of the hill.
It was obvious that the Goddess had placed Her hand into the event, with the tree missing the outhouse by mere inches. That’s always been how things had worked, for the most part, on the Land. We could never say that “bad” things never happened, but they almost always could have been much worse. Some, this tree falling, were truly miracles.
Obviously, that made this the first tree that needed to be taken care of, so the cutting began. More chainsaws and more hands could really have been used, but as is always done, the best was done with who and what was available to work with.
A BIG “Thank you!” goes out to Gary C. Herron, Del Smarr, Jean Alberts and John from West Virginia for coming and doing what you could to help in the cause.
That was the last official work weekend for the year. Although not as much was accomplished as was hoped, progress was definitely made and we appreciate so much those who came when they could and did what they could this year.
We’re still very much hoping to hold a Summer Solstice gathering in 2016. We’ve decided to return to the original name that got it all started at Summer Solstice in 1983 – Goddess Gathering – with a slight twist. Watch for news about Goddess Gathering Reborn 2016.
If you come to the web site in the months to come, you will see not only news about Goddess Gathering Reborn, but a new calendar of work weekends and other events along with updated membership information and forms. There will also be a special form, appearing soon, for Goddess Gathering Reborn done especially for those who are only interested in attending this event. Prices and deadline dates will be included in the information.
So, until those pages and forms are ready, I wish you a fabulous Samhain/Hallowmas!