Over the past several months, the financial situation here has been squeezing me closer and closer to selling up Windgrove and moving back to America where I was invited to join an intentional community in Hawaii. Not a bad option, actually — if I only think of Me.
However, when I see how important Windgrove is to the happiness and well being and potential development of people, especially children, it pains me to have to give up the vision of Windgrove just because of a lack of money.
So I have wavered; looking for a sign as to the best solution. Praying.
This past weekend the answer revealed itself.
First in the heart stone.
Then in the spirits and little bodies of Brook, Kate and Isabella; aged between nine and eleven.
Three wonderful girls.
Three wonderfully adventurous girls.
After their visit, I knew I had to stay.
So, I have made the decision to sell off some of Windgrove’s magnificent acreage in order to help secure its future.
The details are still to be worked out, but, most likely, two blocks of ten acres each will be sold at around US$200,000 to $300,000 per block.
Enough to build three “retreat” cabins with one adjoining kitchen and bath.
Enough to offer free food and board to those lucky individuals selected to the Windgrove Resident Program.
Enough to supply firewood to the Peace Fire for an indefinite period.
Enough to plant out another 10,000 trees.
Enough to allow me to continue carving sculptures to place along the Peace Path.
Enough to, maybe, fly to Hawaii and visit my friends for a vacation,
but knowing that I will be returning back to Windgrove.