It is in fact impossible
for any culture
to be sound and healthy
without a proper regard
for the soil,
no matter how many urban dwellers
think that their food
comes from groceries
and delicatessens
or their milk from tin cans. 
   
      from Regard For The Soil                                                                                                   An Easy Essay by Peter Maurin

Latest News from the Farm

  • Everything Is Growing
    It has been quite a productive summer so far. The lambs are growing (and are developing beautiful fleeces!) and the harvest has been bountiful. We have made several
    trips to Scranton to distribute lettuce, peppers, cabbage, broccoli and eggplant. Egg production is down since the fox got to a lot of our chickens - we are down to only 7 layers. Never fear - Farmer Larry and  Farmhand Hank have secured the perimeter, and we will be getting more chickens soon!


    Friends Annie and Judy came by to help do some wool washing. We are always grateful for the help. 


    Carmina has been having fun with her wool, playing around with some dyeing, both commercial and natural. She recently experimented with using the goldenrod that grows in the backyard. The result - a bold, bright yellow! 







    Carmina will be leading a mid-week retreat September 26-28 at the Malvern Retreat House in Malvern, PA, just outside of Philadelphia. The theme is Faith, Spirituality, Hospitality, and a Love for the Land, and it will focus on a Benedictine spirituality for lay people. She is bringing her wool, so be ready to spin (or at least pick and card!). We will also discuss urban gardening and other ways to live the Benedictine life in our contemporary world. 




    Peace to all our friends! Pray for us, as we do for you. Send us your prayer intentions - we include them in Morning Prayer everyday. 

    Posted Aug 7, 2017, 4:30 PM by Carmina Chapp
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