Summer is in full swing.
The goats are living in the valley and are enjoying romping through new
fields. Baby ducks are nearly as big as mama, while another mother
waits patiently on her nest…
The rains are bringing
back lush green, and the heat, as you can see from Augie-Dog, is amped
up too. Beauty the mule has taken to walking around and socializing
with all of us, and some of the sheep are way past due on their
haircuts…but everything in its time, and the time is ripe for enjoying.
The Tiny House project has two more sessions July 16, 17 and August 27,
28. The roof is up, and in July we will be putting in windows and a
door and beginning to add the siding. Special thanks goes out to Andy
McClain for the supervision, help, and the effort to keep us on
To all of our WWOOFers and
friends who helped out in the spring, the 125 newly planted trees are
thriving, and the gardens are providing beautifully. Thank you!
And for all you Baby fans, she had twins – pics soon we hope.
It looks like the two nights of frost may have taken out much of this
year’s apple crop, so we will be looking forward to processing some new
items this year for sale and winter storage. Life is full of unexpected
surprises creating opportunities to make new beginnings and re-learn
old tricks. We are looking forward to new friends coming this month
from Taiwan and a few more from here in the States. The cultural
exchange at Echo Valley is rich and rewarding, and people interested in
sustainable living and peace are welcome.
21, 6:00 p.m. at the New Lisbon Library, 115 W Park St
in New Lisbon, WI
is the name of the monthly conversation we have begun at the
New Lisbon Library. This is a chance for everyone to come together and
to talk about what is going right, how we can make things better in our
lives, in our families, and in our communities. There is no cost to
Kickapoo Teen Drop In June 25,
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Echo Valley Farm
Giving a chance for teens
to discover local mentors in the arts, trades, farming, environmental
stewardship, and more. The Kickapoo Teen Drop In began in January 2016
and is held monthly. Everyone welcome.
Kickapoo Teen Drop In
July 10, August 14, September 11 at Echo Valley Farm.
October date, to be announced, will be held at the Kickapoo Valley
In November and December we will return to the Ontario Community
Stay tuned to the Facebook page for details! All
events are free.
World Needs You
Peace First and Ending War
There is a need for
critical mass in order to bring change. You are welcome to end silence
on the possibility of peace. Please find the conviction in your heart
to overcome doubt, and let us rise as one voice for all that is still
possible. Consider giving voice to this idea whose time has come. Join
and participate in our Facebook page.
Through October Cameron
Park Farmers Market (Facebook page) Fridays from
4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
at 5th and King Streets in La Crosse, WI
Local musicians. Check out our seasonal jams, jellies, cider, baked
goods, herbal products, and felted creatures.
Farmers Market Saturdays,
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in Hillsboro, WI Ontario
Farmers Market Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
in Ontario, WI
You can also find our
products at Whitaker's Farm Fresh Market in HIllsboro.
30 to July 3 National
Women's Music Festival in
You will find Echo Valley baked goods, jams, jellies, herbal products
and more at The Marketplace of the National
Women's Music Festival. See you there!
ECHO VALLEY HOPE "Peace is the Focus; Sustainability the
Valley Hope is an educational and charitable 501(c)3 raising
the voice of peace and sustainable living. Echo Valley Hope's mission
is to support the well-being of all people and the earth through
educational events and collaborations with like-minded
organizations.You can find our efforts here.
We are a 100% volunteer organization. You can support by volunteering
or by contribution
. Thank you to all who participate.
ECHO VALLEY FARM "Intentional human beings living in
Valley Farm is a community-sustained farm in
our 14th year. Created to give people a chance to learn from the land
and one another, we have transitioned into a sustainable farm
consisting of 100+ acres, a licensed
commercial kitchen, and a wood shop including a portable saw mill.
We hold people and the
environment before profit, and personal peace as the foundation of
community. People are
welcomed year round through WWOOF, Help X, Slow Travelers and other
volunteer programs, or as guests.
We have room
for full- or
part-time residents. If creating a new model of community in a rural
environment and maintaining collaborations with like-minded people
throughout the world is an exciting prospect to you, consider a