The News from Four Quarters

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Building, planting and planning. Sharing ceremony and good, home raised food.
Oddities in the weather and how the orchard did.
Observations on the Global Crisis.
Earth Spirit and Earth Living.
These are all parts of the News from Four Quarters.    Enjoy.  

August 28, 2017
A word needs to be said about this years Rising.

Griffith SR15 1461 1200This is a special year for the Stone Circle, in as much as we will begin construction of "The North Copse." Older Members, perhaps much older Members, may recall Orren holding forth on The North Copse as a small elliptical feature set due North in the Stone Circle as a Circle within a Circle, in consonance with the Copse Features that frequently appear in the Neolithic structures of Northern Europe. A tightly spaced twenty foot ellipse of Standing Stones, the stones so closely spaced that they can not be walked through, and ideally cannot even be seen through. Conceived as a special place for prayer and contemplation.

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August 18, 2017
Four Quarters Church Moon Service, Saturday, August 19, 2017

partial solar eclipse cloudsIn Service: Students of the 2017 class of Stone Circle Wicca

Ritual of the dark Moon and eclipsed Sun: 

In two days, the Moon will be dark and the Sun will be eclipsed. We are passing through times of darkness, both literal and metaphorical.  Come explore the power and transformation possible in periods of liminal light.  We will be working ceremony by the river bank, and together we will send our prayers with the waters flowing through Four Quarters joining the waters of the Potomac, the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic. We hope to see you there!
 
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August 9, 2017
PSA #4: Four Quarters Launches the “Health and Happiness Program”

Four Quarters wants to thank those who have been diligently working over the last 2 months to expand our Norovirus prevention protocols, and to prevent future outbreaks. Due to the hard work of Staff, Volunteers and Attendees, we are pleased to report the following:

  • No cases of Norovirus have been reported since June 24. This includes 3 Church Service weekends and 3 events, including our largest one in late July when almost 3,000 people were on the Land.
     
  • Four Quarters has instituted a “Health and Happiness” protocol: all persons entering the Land are given a printed booklet followed by a brief seminar focused on public health practices, and are quizzed on the information conveyed before being allowed to register.
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July 22 2017
Four Quarters seeks Member Feedback regarding our Driveway Repair

Sign As You Exit 4QF with the words "May your road rise up to meet you"“May your road rise up to meet you.” This sign has stood next to the farmhouse for years, wishing outgoing guests a fond farewell. If you’ve driven the road to the Farm, you may also grasp the irony of these words. The driveway from Silver Mills to the Four Quarters entrance has long been in desperate need of repair.

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July 19 2017
A Plumbing Project

170719 pump tanks
Work is accelerating as we begin installing the plumbing for the new HillTop Well House, with our new 920 gallon capacity retention tanks in the background.

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July 17, 2017
Epidemiological Survey
Epidemiology   Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we encourage you to participate in the following questionnaire, developed by the Bureau of Epidemiology. Because of our communications resources, Four Quarters is in a rare opportunity to assist in the collection of significant first hand data, which is the life blood of epidemiological detective work.

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July 15, 2017

PSA #3 regarding our Norovirus Outbreak

Four Quarters wants to thank those who have constructively stated their concerns, and we are now able to provide the following updated information:

* The infectious agent that caused the outbreak of GI illnesses in June has been positively identified as Norovirus, a highly contagious social disease of the GI tract.

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