A Phone Booth and Cosmic Beauty

What does a red English telephone booth have to do with cultural renewal? On a recent visit to OQ Farm, artist, writer, and teacher David Clayton reflected on the farm’s much-loved decoration, and “the many ways a humble piece of street furniture could become an icon of what we are seeking…” Read his blog here.

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OQ Farm and the icon

“It is the task of the iconographer to open our eyes to the actual presence of the Kingdom in the world, and to remind us that though we see nothing of its splendid liturgy, we are, if we believe in Christ the Redeemer, in fact living and worshipping as “fellow citizens of the angels and…

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Storms, candles and blessings

  Some moments of beauty and clarity have passed at the farm as of late. Recently, we hosted an event called Doing Good Well through CIVA — a gathering of Christian women artists and leaders (predominantly the ages of 20 – 40) for respite, encouragement and spiritual healing (Doing Good Well). This year was both successful and created…

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Bringing Music to the Green Mountains

The hills of OQ Farm were once again alive with the sounds of fabulous music at the second annual OQ Songwriters Festival. Songwriters from around the country spent several days at the farm, working together in small groups, creating new music and collaborating on existing pieces. Grammy award-winning producer and Sword & Spoon partner Charlie…

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Harvest time at the farm…

Farmers know the joy of the final days of summer when all seems to pull the plug on the hesitation of becoming –and explodes into bountiful harvest.  We experienced that here late this summer. Even without ample hands to weed and properly cultivate, we were still able to reap ripe fruit of various squash (acorn, butternut, zucchini, spaghetti), tomatoes, onions,…

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The glory of song

And so it was.  The inaugural OQ Farm Songwriters Festival curated by wonderful friend and musician Charlie Peacock came to pass.  This has become what we hope to be a new trend in a creative landing for summer. Three days, twenty-five musicians, and twenty-one original songs created on site in the sweet mix of talent incubated within the…

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A place for good story

Shared words from friend Steven Garber, who was with us at the Songwriters Festival for several days and took the time to meditate upon the vision slowly forming here at the farm: Over the Shoulder, Through the Heart A good read, and encouraging to those of us who hope to get to this place imagined and made manifest…

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Free Outdoor Concert with Grammy Award- and American Idol-Winning Artists

Bridgewater Corners, VT – Grab your picnic blankets and head to the beautiful 500-acre Ottauquechee Farm (OQ Farm) for a free concert Thursday, July 30 at 6:30 PM. The family-friendly evening is the first event launched by the new, non-profit OQ Farm—a unique sanctuary for creative artists—and one of its founders, Grammy-Award winning producer Charlie…

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