Solstice and Equinox WeekendsWeekend retreats for men are held 4 times a year on the weekend closest to the solstice and equinox at Ron's Maple Creek Farm in Scotch Village, Hants County, Nova Scotia. Nova Scotian men have been gathering here for 6 years.
Ron (Eco-Farmer), Alan, Ben (age 12), Jonathan, Peter, Ralph, Roger
An Integration of Cultural and Natural HistoryThis 100 acre Heritage Farm tells an ancient story of cultural and natural ancestors. Located in Scotch Village, Nova Scotia, the farm rests alongside the Kennetcook River, a tidal river that empties into the Bay of Fundy, the highest tides in the world. A spectacular view of the dyke-lands built by the Acadians in the 18th century awaits you from the high meadow. Time stand still when strolling through the apple orchard and many woods trails. The land is treated in much the same ways as the forbearers, the fields are tended using "low technology" and the selective cutting of trees is done according to ecoforestry principles and tenderly removed from the forest by horse. The water drawn by bucket and rope from the well is crisp and pure and the evening meal is cooked on a wood stove.
The farm features the first New Englanders Baptist Cemetery in Nova Scotia (1776) , an Acadian Dykelands complete with one way valve, Tidal bore, fossil outcroppings, mature forest, apple orchard, beehives, Francois, Phyllis and the other cows and Star the mare.