Pine Ridge Homestead 2018 Intentions:
# 1 goal; build a Labyrinth and Medicine Wheel for outdoor meditation. Nature rejuvenates and inspires us. In January I participated in a Labyrinth Teacher's Training and Tending Workshop in the cities. I was inspired again to build and then share to the public in the fall.
# 2 goal: continue building gardens, introducing more native plants and trees. Tending our berry and fruit trees.
# 3 goal: facilitate and promote creative personal expression in art. Our cottage studio "Desire Line Studio" is a space to share this venture.
# 4 goal: build walking trails and resting spaces for painting and sketching.
12/16/18 Update: I always find it interesting when looking back on intentions, the actual outcome and what transpired! 2018 was gone in a blink of an eye, don't you agree?
The number One Goal never came to be...but a priority for 2019! I am scheduled to give a labyrinth workshop here on the homestead in September. But our labyrinth will be finished early summer, along with building horse agility courses! See the bottom right photo, as this is the area we will be building the labyrinth.
Goal number Two: We did not build new garden beds, but increased the size of a couple raised beds. We did not plant in the Hulgekulture beds either. Instead we needed to use that area for one of our horses's paddock. All of them were bulldozed up into one large bed. Both Chiree and Pixi came back to the homestead. Yeah more horse manure for 2019!
This fall we cleared more brush and trees on the 5 acres that was originally cleared by the goats (2012-2016). We planted seed, and are really anxious to see what comes up this spring.
Number Three Goal was not implemented in my art studio. Instead I gave a couple workshops at a small community center. This year I plan to facilitate a labyrinth building workshop and a couple other sacred art activities at the community center again. My Studio is just not big enough for many people at one time, so I'll continue to create there and it will also be the office space for the horse agility program.
Number Four is still a vision with walking trails, but they now will also be for the horse agility courses. During the summer we plan on creating courses prescribed by the International Equestrian Agility Club to promote and compete with other Equestrian Agility Members around the world. Pixi is entered in the Agility Club and our courses will be available for other horse lovers in the area to compete as well.
I am unable to ride because of past injuries, so what better way to continue enjoying our horses (My oldest son works with both Pixi and Chiree ), and we bond and enjoy each other's company.
Equestrian Agility is a fast growing sport and this will be such a fun to share, on our own courses.
So, there we have our 2019 Intentions. This is the year for setting up and implementing what really brings us joy. I truly need to be connected and always am rejuvenated in nature, everyone does.
Here on Pine Ridge Homestead we are enthused to be sharing our projects and endeavors through out 2019!