What goes on around
We're still growing and changing but a few things have become a regular affair. This is a Way of life for us and you are invited to be a part of it!
When guests are here, we often share at least one evening around the bonfire. It's one of our favourite things to do. Lately, this has extended to Sunday mornings as well.
Sunday mornings from 10:30 to around noon, we gather around the campfire. We're exploring different ways to gather here on a Sunday so we often pray, sometimes we listen to a sermon, and other times we might go for a hike or simply sit around the fire and talk about Life.
If you're staying with us, we'd love for you to join us but it's completely up to you! If you're visiting the area, looking to explore different expressions of church, or just want to stop in and say hi, you'll find us in the backyard around the campfire!
**Be sure to check our calendar to see what we have planned.**
Building and creating
There is always work to be done around here! Trail maintenance, wood cutting and piling, gardening, and building bunkies! If you want to help we'd appreciate it! This year our focus is primarily on working to make this a comfortable and tranquil place for people - we can offer a few things right now, but the summer of 2023 will be our first full season of supportive respite.
Chickens and Ducks
Henry (our rooster) might wake up at the crack of dawn, but he has to wait for a little while for everyone to get the message it's time to get up! Meet us around 9 in the morning when we let the chickens and ducks out of their coop! You can help feed and water them if you like and help yourself to fresh eggs for breakfast! The ducks are a hoot to watch in their pool having their morning bath. They love to eat your veggie and fruit scraps. We put them to bed at dusk.
Art and creativity are a vital part of Butterfly Way. Christina is an accomplished oil painter and printmaker and has experienced the healing benefits of art-making herself. Before the end of August, we will have a Studio Bunkie! It's going to be a sweet little spot for all things creative, or just hanging out and reading a book on a rainy day. Christina can facilitate creative activities if you need a little inspiration. If you're looking for something a little more in-depth, our friend Connor McPherson is a qualifying Art Therapist and will be available for individual and family sessions if requested. Eventually, we'll host individual artist retreats as a means to support the ministry of Butterfly Way.
So stay tuned!
We have been working on creating some trails throughout our property. We currently have about 2 km of trail that range from easy (and soon to be barrier-free) to more advanced. The terrain in some spots is rough and requires proper footwear and there are a couple of good hills to climb to access the wooded ridge at the back.
We are out on the trails with our dogs, Bonnie and Clementine often. You're welcome to come along with us! The trails are marked and mapped, so whether you're staying overnight or want to come for the day, we can guide you or you can head out on your own!