Beltaine Call & Registration
Building & Repair Projects – Barn Roof and more
Financial Hearth Tending
Winter at the Sanctuary
Drought Update… and more
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Welcome Home Circle News
The process of increasing the Land and Community’s usability to everyone in our community, and especially to our olders and elders, continues quickly, steadily, and apace! In addition to the access cabins gifted to us by Nomenus three years ago (making their construction now officially Faerie Ancient HistoryTM) and the rail we built almost a year ago (!) into the front entrance of the Barn, we managed to add stand-up/sit-down bars in every shitter on the Land AND a rail up Patrishit’s stairs!
Our latest barrier-removal was the placement of five stumps along the main foot-path from the Parking Lot to the Garden House (the one that starts between Mary’s shrine and the welcome Tent and passes by the Garden before ending at Papa Legba’s shrine ~ thank you, Sagee, for telling me that shrine was there!). Now, Fairies who need to rest after short walks or who need assistance to rise from falling can walk that route independently!!! SSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!
If your interest is in working more broadly to Welcome Home every single Fairy to this Land, please consider attending the Welcome Home Committee meetings via Zoom or phone! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the group.
Wolf Creek has had a ‘normal’ amount of winter rainfall for the first time in several years. Much of the rain came in large storms which successfully tested the weirs placed throughout the meadow by forestry camp; slowing runoff and allowing more groundwater recharging. We hope this was the first of a series of normal or wet winters that will bring the Land back to aquifer equilibrium
We are continuing to ask all visitors to bring 3-5 gallons of water per person per day for personal use, especially for Gatherings.
Nomenus and the Wolf Creek Sanctuary stand with Black Lives Matter in dismantling systematic racism, oppression, and violence against people of color.
(Nomenus Great Circle, March 2016)
Beltaine Call 2016
Hear it & COME…
TO THE UMPTEEN ANNUAL CELEBRATORY
GATHERING OF BELTAINE!!!
at the Nomenus Wolf Creek Sanctuary for Radical Faeries
The What: Beltaine
The Turning of the Great Wheel of the Year into Spring, as
The Earth Rips into Bloom
the Air Sings With the Noise of Wild Abandon
The Water Flows Through Us & Washes Us Clean, &
The Fire Takes What We Release & Burns it All Away.
Your advance registration & donation (full or partial) allows us to buy supplies like food, propane, etc. & plan meals.
Help Fund A New Barn Roof
The Barn Roof at the Wolf Creek Radical Faerie Sanctuary is in Shambles! With constant leaks during the rainy season, we’re left with mold on every surface and a sacred space that is unusable for those months. This project is long overdue and needs attention immediately! Please help in any way so this landmark in Wolf Creek will be around for many more years. Thank you in advance!!
Follow the link below and make your donation of ANY amount. Our goal for materials is $5000
(7% to 9% admin fee)
You can also donate to this campaign via PayPal (no fees for Nomenus!)
Tending our Financial Hearth
Winter is often a time of scarcity for the Sanctuary, since most of our income comes from gatherings. But the insurance and utilities still have to be paid; the truck drives to Grants Pass for supplies and to pick up faeries; there are buildings to heat. Come Spring, repairs are always needed before hundreds of faeries show up.
This Spring, we’re blessed with volunteers for a couple of big improvements, probably happening before Beltaine: a large, permanent tent frame so we can circle out of the rain and Summer sun; a fly-resistant replacement for Beezle, which promises to continue our progress towards healthy gatherings. (It’ll have a cement-block vault, fly-proof ventilation, and a ramp!
With donated labor, materials for the tent will cost $1900, and another $1200-1500 for the outhouse. Rather than lose the opportunity, Nomenus borrowed from our reserve funds.
Will you help us pay for those projects, and cover the bills until Beltaine? (Other important repairs aren’t even on the shopping list yet: Theresa’s porch roof and Garden House’s walls.)
The framing is in place, a fabric roof is next, for a sheltered 40 foot wide circling space on both warm and rainy days. Decking will be added as funds are available.
Thanks to Catherine T for topping this project!
Winter Happenings at Wolf Creek
This February saw the first ever Winter SGRF gathering as well as the 4th annual Queer Forestry Camp. The SGRF was an intimate gathering of communal bonding during a typical cool wet February Weekend. Forestry Camp volunteers made more great progress on enhancing the long-term health of our local meadows & forest through groundwater recharging projects and fire-ladder suppression work.
All dates for Gatherings and Nomenus meetings are on our Google Calendar
Questions? Planning a visit to the Sanctuary? Email email@example.com