Treleven in August

1 Sep

Early Childhood Dreamers

This mostly beautiful month ended dramatically: Hurricane Irene devastated large sections of Vermont. The spirit of neighborliness was alive and well as people helped one another to resettle and recover. Flooding on Otter Creek wiped out our neighbor’s cornfield for the third time this year. Treleven Farm was largely spared- only a few of the big, beautiful, old trees in the pastures were blown over- and the pond has now become a haven for a huge flock of geese whose regular sheltering areas are under water. During the month people continued to gather for dreaming, work, and celebrations. There was a small Touchpoints faculty retreat, a larger early childhood dreaming session, a tiny but lovely  working meditation day, and an open house about the Invisible Odysseys project and other upcoming courses. Andrea Suozzo did a lovely piece on Treleven’s current work and future dreams for the Addison Independent. Andrea Warren the summer intern who was raised on a diary farm in Bridport, did the photos.

We joined the Addison County Chamber of Commerce,  Treleven Annex hosted several guests including our old friend Juana Clipper, a  Midd alum, banker, pastry chef and international consultant. She made an amazing cake to celebrate Lauraine Warfield’s 87th birthday.  Don completed framing the ramp and roofing for the Handicapped Accessible walkway. The first round of rotational grazing was completed, the rams were removed from the flock (despite their vocal complaints) to avoid winter lambing, and the replacement ewe lambs have now rejoined the main flock. Work has started again on the forest management project–improving habitat for endangered bats and removing invasive species– and the garden is producing more tomatoes and basil than we can keep up with. Please stop by if you’d like some.

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