2019 – Looking Forward and Back

Post date: Jan 10, 2019 12:13:1 PM

One of the very comfortable cabins with magnificent views over the Conondale Mountains and the very ancient Stanley River Valley. There are 3 such cabins at the Archer. Visitors are very welcome, to stop and have some space and relaxation in a natural tree filled space, visited regularly by wallabies, bandicoots and king parrots.

Mel Parsons and her support team of musicians stayed at the Archer during the Woodford Folk Festival between Christmas and New Year. Mel and her entourage are from New Zealand and played 4 gigs during the festival. The Archer provided accommodation for Mel’s 4 support artists and herself. Daniella and Jed are seen here with the Archer Mountain Earth Community members Mary Nelson and Tony Hempenstall. This was a new venture for the Archer with the guests giving a highly commended to the warm welcome, comfort and beauty they enjoyed.

The Archer Mountain Earth Community offered a series of workshops and retreats in 2018. These experiences invite participants to enjoy the gift of trees, the beauty of the Archer Mountain and ways to live in mutual gift-giving with the whole earth community.

What a thing it is to sit absolutely alone,

In the forest, at night, cherished by this

Wonderful, unintelligible,

Perfectly innocent speech,

The most comfortable speech in the world,

The talk that rain makes by itself all over the ridges,

And the talk of the watercourses everywhere in the hollows!

Nobody started it, nobody is going to stop it.

It will talk as long as it wants, this rain.

As long as it talks I am going to listen. Thomas Merton