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Here we go again! It is already Happy Heart Month, (really?!), and time for us to put our thoughts into the actions of remembership with the Happy Heart Farm Community. Sign up for your 2012 Farm Membership by Happy Heart's Day, Tuesday February 14 to guarantee your share for 2012 and and recieve a Pitchfork Pinups Calendar with great pictures of local farmers. It's simple and easy.
|Go to our web site www.happyheartfarmcsa.com to use the paypal option or send us a $100 check for the annual membership fee. After February 14 we will open our farm shares to new members, so act now to hold your spot! Thanks so much to all of you who have "ordered ahead," since last fall even.|
So much is happening on the HHF as we think of you during our Happy Heart Month. Bailey and I wish you well; we wish you , especially, warmth and joy of Heart. Outside, the waters have crystalized; trillions of uniquely manifested light and life bearers, from Heaven. Inside the Hoop House, new crops emerge and grow and rush at early harvest; soon to be: lettuce, salad greens, spinach, kale and chard; further out but not too: carrots,and parsnips and more. It's pretty and warm and very fun to come into after some ski trips around the edges of the snow covered fields; seemingly silently sleeping; covered for now against Winter Wind. Seeds! Seeds out there, too, asleep, apparently; under the ground, under the snow, under the clouds, under the sun and moon and planets and stars and stars and stars; and not-stars; the infite darkness within the infinite light; asleep; apparently. Like the seeds, and the snowflakes, and our souls.
Its that time of year when we get to inventory the distance HHF and the CSA movement have come these past 29 years. HHF has been showing out the csa model here in Colorado for 22 years now and our model has been copied and modified to be used by over 20 groups in Ft. Collins; 30 in Boulder; hundreds in the state. Bailey says that we have taught 55 people thru our apprenticeships over the years, and that doesn't count the many volunteers and working members that have taken the skills and knowlege learned with us to heart and home.
Dreamtime for Farmer's; all of us. The EarthMother, too. Ours? Some of them...
Upping the next open acres Noth into the Happy Heart Farm Hops Field. Big. Happening. Join in as you can. Justin and Jake and the HHF. Fun.
Let's quickly fill up our list of Feeding the Familie's roster. please ask friends you know to ask friends they know to help in the exciting prospect of offering not only another sorce of food, but locally accessable right hear in town medicinal quality produce; but we nourish our community's heart. In expressing our gratiude, we share in the awakening to the truth of our abundance. It's a wonderful entry point for lots of "newby" Farmers that are needed to quickly practice by establishing production permacultural zones that are specifcally contracting CSA-style neighborhood cooperative Farms. Mother Teresa declared the starvation in America to be loneliness. Will you consider helping us with our ongoing campaign to Feed the Families. Call Claudia 970-988-3464 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. And please participate as you can through our website's page links. What a wonderful way to love on Valentine's Day. Any Day.
It's really gratifying to see all the kids swirling around the Farm. Our maxim is to steward our sacred ground for our children's children, to the 7th generation; we are so excited to see all the kids that come out that are the 2nd of those generations, already! It's a different set of intentions than hoping to extract a profitable cash crop from the ground this year, each year. Thanks to all the many levels and diverse ways of Familyhood that you all bring to the alchemy of our Magic. Like snowflakes.
The 2012 Season of Abundance. We are already harvesting the overwinter trials, and the germination of hundreds of thousands of seeds in the next few weeks; to become the hoop house home to the fields of crops feeding our families. Growing together. Deepening the Dreams and the Dance. Our Time.
Returning Working members please let us know you will continue this year (or not)! We'll be on a schedule early to mid March. A chat with Dennis is required of all new working member candidates.
We will continue to offer the "Refer a Friend " program this year. If you refer a friend/new member who signs up for a full share you earn a $50 credit towards your veggie(or any other share), $25 credit for a half share. Let your friends, business, church associates know how great the vegetables are, how fun the community gatherings are, how wonderful the farm members are. We rely on you to promote the farm...you know it by heart.
Returning Member's Comments:
"Happy New Year! and Happy Farming! We are so grateful for your farm and you!" The McClellans
"To our favorite farmers- We look forward to 2012 and another wonderful growing season with you!" Lindsay, Brett & Natalie
Here's a lovely permaculture design course in Mexico in March; a friend of our HHF is the organizer: http://permaculturesayulita.com/course-details-permaculture-sayulita-mexico-2012/permaculture-design-certification-course/
Carrots Not CoPays: Eat Better. Feel Great. Pay Less
Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 6:30 PM, Everyday Joe's Coffee House, 144 S Mason St, Fort Collins, CO
Please join Simple Foods as registered dietician, Dianne Moeller, explains how your diet can improve your health - and your healthcare budget. Meet local farmers, win free organic food, and get a discount on a CSA. This event is free and open to the public.
Event Sponsored by:Every Day Joe's Coffee Shop, Elegantly Simple, Fossil Creek Farms, Grant Family Farms, The Shire CSA, Tasty Harmony, Happy Heart Farm
Hi Dennis and Bailey-
Last summer at the CSA pickups I think I overheard some of your volunteers discussing biology-based school work they were involved in. On occasion I do some consulting for a local small environmental consulting firm. The firm is interested in hiring several field work people for the spring and summer field season. It would be mainly vegetation surveys but could involve other types of work as well. If you know of any of your volunteers who would be doing this kind of work this year, please have them contact me directly and I will put them in touch with the consulting firm.
Thanks- Kimberly Karish
Dr. Kimberly S. Karish, LEED AP
Dana Weinkauf-Talbot CMT, YT, RTT
Thai Yoga Dae Night Events!!
Less than one week to register!
Europa Salon Spa 123 North College- Fort Collins
Saturday February 11, 2012
$60 per Couple, includes Wine and Dessert
To register call 970.407.8223
Old Town Yoga 237 1/2 Jefferson Street- Fort Collins
Sunday February 12 12:30-3:00
$45 per couple pre-pay, $50 per couple at the door.
What do we do with all the talk of the coming challenges of 2012? Here's a video of a friend of mine singing a song in 1977 that has been theme music for me ever since I first heard it. Thanks, Jackson.... http://www.youtube.com/embed/DqacrSa4jmA?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
There's a personal note to my journey here at the Happy Heart Farm that Jackson says for me in another classic. Jackson sings my songs for me; he was born a Libra nine days before I was born, on the same date (October 9) as John Lennon. He's always seemed really close.
Energetic Healing Sessions from Bailey- Relax, Rejuvenate and Renew- $15 for your initial session. Call Bailey at 219-4294 or email@example.com
Happy Heart Day, every day! From Dennis to all the great Friends of Happy Heart Farm. Thanks for your support and love and incredible lightness of being.
We'll See you at the Farm,
Dennis and Bailey, and the Happy Heart Families and Friends.
Yes, it's a spring day, sort of, (in the middle of winter!), so let's gather at the Farm today from 1-4, if you'd like to play! No pressure , of course, but if you'd like to come we'll be there doing hoop house and outside stuff. See you there? Fun!
We'll be doing in the hoop house Thursday, Dec. 15 from 1-4 for those that want... more planting, harvesting kale and chard; some cleanup and mulching. Come if you wish to play with us then!
I've been so inspired by so many of your gracious thoughts this 'month of saying thanks". And, gratitude really is the stuffing of the magic time, when outwardly it looks so bleak, but inwardly, the heart is so filled with the radiant abundance, with the joy of sharing it, with the knowing that we are supported and whole in our families and community, even in these days of mostly darkness.
So, as I offer my thanks to all of you, and to our Magic in the awakening to our time together as friends of this Homeland Farm and it's medicinal food; in celebration and joy, I say thank you. We are home; we are safe; we are free; and we wish that truth to be so, for each and all, today and ever onward, for our children's children to the seventh generation.
Thank you for the sunlight and the soil; for the healing water that is the essence of all Life; for the joys of our finding each other in these very times; for the humble happiness that comes in our service to one another; for the healing and the hope. Thank you for the the reflections of courage as you offer your golden gift; the unique blessings of yourself, amplified by your challenges and awkenings, shared in trust with all of us.
Thank you for bringing such great Heart in Happiness to our Sacred Soils. Thank you for your profound moments of Soul, when you've stopped the world, momentarily,eternally; with a smile or a kind word. It is your kindness that I love the best, and that brings out the best of me, my family and our great friendships.
Thank you for drawing out the best in our wonderful apprentices and volunteers, our leaders and followers, by our spiritual creation of the joy in the here and the now of our Homing. Together, with so many artists and musicians and healers and dancers and teachers and beautiful children, we as the Happy Heart Farm are nourishing to a hungry word on so many levels. People feel the vibe, really. It is essence greater than substance that is the Magic. It is the Dance greater than the stance. It is the way we roll. Thank you.
May you thrive and be very well through these shortest of daylight days. May your inner fire bring warmth and beauty to all your loved ones near annd far. May our friendships ignite and illumine the darkness of the times like stars shooting through the universe. Deep peace to you in all your dreamings and doings. Deep joy to you in your ever-awakening connection to the Magic; the "Music of the Spheres." My love and respect, my heart, my thanks to you all. I hope to see you again as the seasons change, as the dreaming seeds become the gift of good garden, always; all ways.
Happy Thanksgiving Time!
Starting November 10, the Happy Heart staff and any volunteers are planning to meet on Thursdays from 1-4pm to do whatevers; harvesting and gleaning whatever might be left from the 2 weeks of snow covered fields; transitioning the hoophouse; putting the fields to winter dreamtime.
If you'd like to help and come enjoy the comraderey, you are very welcome. Let us know, if you can that you are coming, but it's fine to just show up, too. Very casual and freeflowing, but bring the right stuff to be winter warm to hoophouse hot; gloves hats, the right boots, and compost pile dirty, too. Fun, huh?
Obviously, Thanksgiving is not on this schedule, and do check weekly; we will call it for weather or personel reasons as we want and need to. In other words, this on a week by week basis.
Stay warm; stay in touch; enjoy your stored harvest, and the inner fires of Dreamtime. We celebrate our deep sense of gatitude in our golden community with you all.
See you in our Dream!