2017 Calendar of Weekends – at a Glance

***APRIL***
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.
***MAY***
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.
***JUNE***
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!
***JULY***
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.
***AUGUST***
4 - 6    Work and play to be determined by those who come to help.
***SEPTEMBER***
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
***OCTOBER***
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
***NOVEMBER***
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.


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