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Michaelmas: A Celebration of Courage

High Mowing Students celebrate Michaelmas by wearing red, the color of strength

While food, clothing and shelter are essential for physical survival, the human spirit also has fundamental requirements. We feel a  deep need for connection and we feel a sense of joy and warmth when we experience ourselves as linked to something bigger. We need connection to other humans and animals, connection to the natural world around us, and a connection to deeper meaning and purpose in our lives. The traditions and rituals of seasonal festivals serve to strengthen and deepen these ties and create a sense of being “at home” in our community and in the cosmos.

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Posted by HMS on Sunday September 29, 2013
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Eagle in the Hen House

Rea Gill, Executive Director of High Mowing School

Heading home from a meeting, my thoughts were elsewhere as I walked across campus past the greenhouses and chicken coops. My contemplations were interrupted by the disturbing squawk of chickens in extreme distress — mixed with another much louder, high-pitched screeching. As I left the footpath and headed across the snowy field towards the hen house, a mature eagle flew up from the entrance, disappearing into the forest. I could not immediately tell if the eagle had taken any chickens but in their attempt to escape the predator, the chickens had managed to crush and kill several of their …

Posted by ReaGill in From the Executive Director on Wednesday January 23, 2013
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