Simpler Living


See what’s happening this fall at Turtle Rock Farm on the prairie & in town.
And find out how to reserve your place at the table for Green Connections’ ninth annual prairie dinner & concert. Coming up soon!

Here’s our latest newsletter:
Early Autumn 2017

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Our May-June 2016 Newsletter
Much Ado About Earth

What better way to celebrate
Earth
than to enjoy it.
And we did,
last Saturday—
a beautiful,
clear,
warm,
yes, breezy,
Oklahoma April day.
We learned about bees and other pollinators,
took the Cosmic Walk,
made seed bombs,
spun silky alpaca wool,
cooked in solar ovens,
discovered Smart Pots,
toured the house made of straw and mud,
walked the prairie labyrinth,
watched the goats and alpaca,
led children on a nature scavenger hunt,
climbed old Junipers,
danced, hilariously, to sweet fiddle music,
picnicked on grilled corn and bison hot dogs,
and thanked the Earth.

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May we be so attentive,
so appreciative,
so thoughtful about living our lives
with this magnificent planet
every
day.

 

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Spring Come Early at Turtle Rock Farm

Our March Newsletter

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The New Year at Turtle Rock Farm

Our January 2016 Newsletter

It’s one of those compelling
paradoxes:
this is a time when all that’s
happening
in the world can overwhelm
and the most helpful way through
is counter-intuitive for some of us:
instead of a figuring out how to fix,
to find solutions,
the way through
is to be thoroughly aware
and appreciative of
and engaged in
this moment,
our life as it appears to us
this moment.
And, here’s the paradox,
when we live in this moment
without resistance to it,
we connect
with life,
all life,
and the way through,
even the next steps
into solutions,
make their way through.

So our first retreat
in this next turn around the sun,
2016,
will be a retreat on learning
or beginning again
the practices of Mindfulness,
or, Living in the Moment.
January 9
at Turtle Rock Farm.

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Living Mindfully retreat participants, in 2014

To register,
and to check out the 2016
calendar, as it evolves,
go to our website.

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