On November 19, 2011, a year to the day that we purchased the property, we held a blessing ceremony with the land. Chief Iron Eagle, a Nakota Sioux medicine man, Chief and descendent of the original treaty signers and keepers of the Sacred Pipe led us through the ceremony, at which time we recited the following:

It is our intention to

create a Sanctuary of Harmony

for the protection and nourishment of all 


who live and are drawn here.

For the learning of natural ways,

 For the awakening and benefit of all life,

We ask all of the loving energies and beings,

in all the directions, and above and below this place,

to support, guide and teach us in

manifesting and growing our intention.