7 - 9 Opening Weekend - Renovation of the "downstairs" latrine begins. Time to empty its barrels and do what needs to be done to revamp it for smaller, composting buckets. Time to PRACTICE the GREEN THINKING we PREACH. Also on list is rearranging the SHED into something more easily worked in. It's much easier to see what tools we have when everything is organized!
21 - 23 For this weekend we start weeding places we want to plant. IT is OHIO, so planting will take place a little later. For now, let's look at where we want to CULTIVATE some NEW GROWTH.
30 This is the DEADLINE for pre-registration for Goddess Gathering - Wednesday, June 21 - Sunday, June 25, 2017. Registrations postmarked by April 30th are $50 per person for the entire event OR $15 per person, per day. Any registration postmarked May 1st or beyond is FULL PRICE - $60 per person for the entire weekend OR $20 per person, per day.
5 - 7 Wood-cutting - chainsaws and wood splitters will be in use to create piles of community firewood in various areas for the upcoming Solstice Gathering.
19 - 21 Potential planting weekend. We're in OHIO so it will depend on the weather.
26 - 29 MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND - We shortened up the time between weekends to take advantage of this longer weekend. Depending on the weather and hoping for sunny skies to allow a fresh coat of paint on surfaces that desperately need protecting from the elements.
9 - 11 Officially, the last weekend before Goddess Gathering. This is a time to mow campsites for those who are pre-registered and make sure there are fire rings and wood caches set up for them ahead of time.
21 - 25 GODDESS GATHERING!!! Come join us as we gather to celebrate Summer Solstice on Raven-Wolf Nature Sanctuary! There will be an Opening, Main and Closing ritual along with some workshops. Don’t miss the pot-luck feast and the drumming circle following the Main Ritual on Saturday night!
7 - 9 Clean-up after Goddess Gathering. As we have seen in the past, not all Pagans are as "green-minded" as others. That being said, we want to check all the campsites and make sure there is no garbage left behind.
21 - 23 Work and play to be determined by those who come to help.
4 - 6 Work and play to be determined by those who come to help.
1 - 4 LABOR DAY WEEKEND - Come to the woods and dance and make merry music. No work scheduled as a reward for all the hard work put in during the season.
15 - 17 Time to mow again and continue the gathering of firewood. On Raven-Wolf Land, this is a continuous job.
29 - 10/1 Let's focus on what we have. There are quite a few berry bushes bordering paths. These should be cultivated and trimmed back to bring better fruits in the coming years. These fruits can be enjoyed by the human caretakers as well as the animals we protect
13 - 15 Time to take stock of supplies that need replenishing; making sure tools are properly cleaned for winter storage; one last mowing before tools start migrating to their winter storage in garages up North
27 - 29 We realize that this is Samhain Weekend and some folks gather from afar for this Sabbat. However, here at Raven-Wolf, there are still power tools that need to be disassembled and loaded for transport to WARM garages. It's also time for the tractor to be loaded and go for a pick-up truck ride to winter storage. Any one willing to come and help will have our gratitude
3 - 5 CLOSING WEEKEND - Please check with us, this could end up being a Saturday day-trip to thank the Goddess and God for a summer of fruitful work done to preserve our Sacred Space. A time to ask them to watch over it during the cold and dark winter months, and close the gates for this season.