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Back of Beyond Farm is a small, family run operation in Rist Canyon, Colorado. We work closely with natural rhythms to create wellness teas from indigenous and naturalized plants. 2013 marks our 4th year of supporting our community through tasty teas. In the year ahead, we hope to continue our work of not only producing healthful teas, but also exploring the edges of what it means to farm and be a part of a place.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Season of Feasts

Friends, this is a season of feasts and remembrances tied to current moment. The steady march of ritual in our home extends throughout the season, with small days to remind of this powerful time of year. From the feast of Thanksgiving to the Feast days of St. Nicholas and St. Lucia, the birthdays of Makabe and Josephine, the celebration of light and Christ consciousness that comes with Christmas, our Solstice call to connection with a bigger Universe, a New Year's commitment to more fully expressing who we are invited to be in this life, the Epiphany of wisdom, magic, and God-knowledge. A full season rooted in the Earth and Stars, and Sun, and Moon - in each other, the birds of Winter, the stored crops of Fall, the memories of Summer and the promise of Spring.

No matter how far our rituals and holidays seem to stray from the grounded experience of Earth, they are inexplicably tied. We can only fully engage them if we bring this level of awareness to them - the Earth is the source of all life, and renewing our lives happens through the celebration of these sacred days.

The snow is lightly falling today, and as we enter this week of High Holiday, touch the Good Earth and wish Her a deep sleep. Star gaze and pray for an expanded sense of the possibilities of your one life to live.

In the leaf of Sun touched tea, is the darkness of these Winter days. Take a moment to taste it and believe.