The building of a sacred Site
The rock Garden @ Stacked Stones
Over the weekend the Clergy of the Cervidae gathered at Stacked Stones Retreat, in Laurelville, Ohio to break ground and raise the stones for the work of a new Nemeton of the Ways Sacred Site.
Rev Lynx arrived early and Friday and with the help of sunshine, and some heavy machinery, got a lot of prep work done in the area so that Saturday went as smooth as possible, and it definitely did.
We started work around 10:45 am, a group of us worked with Sunshine and the dozer to move the rest of the stones and ultimately erect 5 of the field stones on end. Another group of folk worked on finessing and reworking the area to the sides of the koi pond.
The weather cooperated wonderfully, it wasn't too hot and lots of cloud cover and the occasional refreshing breeze. All in all we work for about 6 hours on Saturday and got a huge amount done.
On Sunday we were joined by 2 more folk of the Nemeton as we marked out, covered and graveled the Spiral Garden area of the site.
This garden will be the centerpiece of the site. It's center stone is perfectly center of the entryway standing stones and the fireplace standing stones. It presents quite a sight.
The ground is a little roughed up atm, but once it grows back in we can see how it will grow from here.
After we finished up at Stacked Stones, we took a quick trip to the Labyrinth of the Ways to do some weed whacking, general maintenance and spread 400 sq feet of wild flower seed for a Wisterian's Honey bee stack, as well as all the butterflies in the area.
We still have a bit of work ahead of us, mainly fine tuning the area and finishing up the spiral garden. We look forward to the ongoing work.
We go back for a day trip on May 13th to do more work!
Walk well, be blessed!
Let's build a sacred site!
Sacred Site Preparations
Rev Lynx here with a Sacred Site update!
We are a week away from our groundbreaking work weekend at Stacked Stones Retreat in Laurelville, Ohio.
We have been in the talking and planning phase of the project for almost 2 years know, and after many talks with Sunshine, the Land-owner, we are finally ready to break ground in her rock garden and start the process.
The folk and clergy of the Cervidae will be gathering on Friday and camping out until Sunday.
The big day is on Saturday, we will sart out the day with an opening Beltane Ritual before starting the work. There are a number of projects and work/energy levels of all types. Not everything will be relocating the field stones and erecting them, but that is the main goal of the weekend.
Be sure to check out the event page for all the details about the weekend. We hope to see some of you there!
(Link to Event Page)
Walk well, be blessed and be a blessing to others,
~ Rev Zackery "Lynx" Coonrad