Dear Friends, During this season of uncertainty and sickness, we have been blessed to be able to spend time dreaming and working towards the practical steps that will allow our space to become a fully functioning retreat and contemplative oasis. We are nearing completion of designs for a cottage that will be available for individual … Continue reading Prayer Garden and Retreat Updates
Dear Friends, Comrades, and Co-Laborers in Christ, As 2019 comes to a close, we’ve been thinking back on the many joys this year has brought. When we got married in 2016, we spent a lot of time discerning what we hoped our life together would look like and how we would prioritize values of hospitality … Continue reading 2019 at the Hiding Place
Greetings from the Hiding Place! Though spring is still a couple weeks away, the beginning of Daylight Savings is a happy reminder that planting and growing seasons are already getting underway. We're excited to enter our second year of farming out our yard and anticipate higher yields and successes this year. We learned a lot … Continue reading Spring 2018 Update
In 2018, the Hiding Place is looking to begin a series of outdoor concerts using our newly constructed outdoor stage. We are looking for a variety of genres of music--folk, gospel, bluegrass, classical...you play it, we'll love it! Concerts here can hold up to about 100 people. We are a short walk from the Deanwood … Continue reading Host a House Show at the Hiding Place!
Featuring the music of Brian Mulder, sharing songs and stories from his recent album, HOLOTROPIC, "an introspective folktronic soundtrack of the last few years of his journeys through solitude, deconstruction, relationships, and pilgrimage"; Tyler Dunning, an author and storyteller who recently released his first book "A Field Guide to Losing Your Friends" accompanied by a … Continue reading Work for Nothing House Concert
One of the things we were most excited about when starting to plan out our urban farm adventure was the possibility of raising chickens and having fresh eggs to eat. In February, we built a chicken coop, anticipating getting our chickens in early spring. We're obviously a bit beyond that now, but we're excited to … Continue reading Baby Chicks on the Way
Things at the Hiding Place are moving along, but we did encounter an unexpected snafu: Compost! We purchased 20 cubic yards of a topsoil/leaf mixture--that's a lot of dirt! Most of it is in our hoop house, some of it is in our flower beds, and some is in our one totally outdoor bed. After … Continue reading Vermi-(Wormy!) Composting
Even as we're finishing up preparing the last of our raised beds, most of the beds in the hoop house have plenty going on. In addition to lettuces, spinach, kale, collard greens, swiss chard in one bed, we're also starting to see our cucumber and bean seeds sprout. Typically tomatoes are not … Continue reading Planting season is underway!
There are probably few things as exciting as a giant pile of dirt being dumped in your yard. And I mean giant. About a month ago, we had 20 yards of compost/topsoil mix dumped in the middle of our back yard. Now, while we had been excited to get this garden/farm project underway, watching literally tons … Continue reading Dirt for Sale!
We kicked off our urban farm adventure today with our first work day, and more importantly, consecration of our space and vision. Over 20 people came through, including 4 children, neighbors, church community, and just dear friends to help us get a whole lot of work done. To dedicate the garden, we used the prayer … Continue reading Hiding Place Dedication