Here at The Belle we are working on gardens, the roof and deciding and planning this years projects. Today there we are harvesting Dandelion, Stinging Nettle, Violets and strawberry leaves.
The gardens are Just being planted, and we continue to work in the gardens, setting up the sweat lodge and organizing upcoming events.
Bill will be showing us all the night sky threw the telescopes on clear nights.
Maggie is the herbalist who lives here and makes medicine, participates at the local farmers market every Friday from May- October and many festivals in the area. She will be having a few herbal walks and medicine making classes. Planting, growing, harvesting and selling these medicinal herbs, is a big job and she is looking for a helper for this year and years to come. This is a great opportunity to learn about herbs and plants and we now have a studio that is dedicated to making medicine!!
Our place is located just outside of Horsefly, British Columbia on 120 acres of wilderness. Nestled up beside Belles Lake were moose, wolves, coyotes, lynx, loons, eagles are common sight here. Nearby there are numerous lakes and rivers to explore. We are working on establishing a organic sustainable farm and wellness centre were folks can come learn, share, grow and explore .
We are planning workshops this year, We do have to wait and see what health Canada says about lifting restrictions. We would love to host some plant walks, herbal medicine making workshops and some house concerts as well.
One of our local residents is an amatuer astromner who has built an observatory where one can check out the stars, we have one of the darkest skies around. Bill has observering nights once a month.
Music is also a big part here and we love to have musicians stopping by and playing music. Bill and Maggie are actively involved in our annual music festival and encourage music making whenever possible.
This year we will build a shower house, an outside kitchen, expand the garden, continue to clear trails, and work on establishing a raspberry patch. Bill has created a studio where he can record live music
It would be great to have you come for a visit and spend some time together.
We are looking forward to meeting new people and sharing ideas together.
DIY and building projects
Creating/ Cooking family meals
Help around the house
Help with Computers/ Internet
Guest will have opportunities to learn about medicinal plants, medicine making, astronomy, organic gardening, First Nation teachings, and any information that the workshops will bring.
This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.
This year we will be harvesting a lot of herbal medicines, expand the garden, continue to clear trails, and continue work on establishing a raspberry patch. We will also host herbal workshops.
Bill has created a studio where he can record live musicance the outside buildings, work on the soil in the big gardens, cleaning up the bush, burning brush, working in the gardens/ greenhouse.
The house, animal chores, and cooking is shared, ....we will also be attending the local farmers market every Friday.
There are a number of local activites that we could all attend, there will be workshops at the centre and some music nights.
There are a few accommodations to choose from. We have a cabin ,a tipi, and a lovely tiny house.. There is a share kitchen and Bathroom. We will also set up an outside kitchen.
we are very flexible and hope that your stay is comfotable and enjoyable. There are many things to see and experience here in the Cariboo of B.C.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
5 hrs a day weekends off