We are in a time of transition!
From the deep of winter’s weather, we acknowledge Spring’s approach. Our Biodynamic farm is waking up to the new season ahead. Even the bluebonnets are beginning to show themselves growing visible! Albeit the cold, sometimes even freezing nights, surprised by unique snow storms, our attentions further forward in preparation.
For our overnight visitors, we have been preparing additional guest house capacity. What a pleasure to introduce to you – Mwalimu (“teacher” in Swahili), a compound of 2 stone houses with large living rooms, 4 bedrooms each with their own private baths. The name represents and speaks to all that has been learned throughout the years of residence and hosting.
For more than three decades, these two houses have been the core welcome for so many friends, allies, and collaborators to both Fossil Rim Wildlife Center and High Hope! Here dreams have been birthed, plans valued, private retreats held, books written and re-edited, sumptuous meals prepared, hundreds of conversations held – this precious space is now available to you. We invite you to come see for yourself!
Perched on top of the northern hill country rims, the views are remarkable. Feel free to roam the extensive trails, and, as the warming weather approaches find cool relief in the salt-water pool. The interior is as captivating; offering a vast library of books, resources, and art. An extensive collection for every curious mind.
Along with the preparation of Mwalimu, we continue to look towards High Hope’s long-term future. Arranging for times beyond our own lives of stewardship, dedicating these lands to remain as a protected conservancy-in-perpetuity. These planning efforts are framed through covenants of assurance, a promise of belonging for these lands and facilities — to remain whole, intact and protected as both native habitat for plants and animals while serving as a place for humans seeking renewal and transformation through a deeper connection with Nature.
Connect with nature by signing up for one of our hiking day passes here!
We are so very grateful that the nature of High Hope has continued to welcome guests throughout these Pandemic times, along with cautious Covid protocols of protection, which allow respite from the demands of city seclusions of shelter-in-place. Many continue to experience the healing nature of fresh air and open space to roam.
Come be with us! Spring is around the corner!