Jeffrey Newman - from the Cape to the Cariboo

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS UNDER A BIG SKY


On the balance bar with Mark

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. - William Blake

We live in central British Columbia; an area of trees, lakes and rolling hills called The Cariboo. One of the characteristic wild sounds, heard across the lakes, is the call of the loon. However, part of me will always be connected with Africa, the continent of my birth, home of the African Elephant.

Jeffrey and Maddi Newman

I spent a few years commercially growing things: landscaping, running a three-acre vegetable garden and a hydroponic lettuce greenhouse. I now concentrate most of my "growing" energy on the land around our house, along with its bird-life (that's a Pileated Woodpecker on the tree behind Maddi and me), plant life and "hand-made" vegetable garden.

Canadian Wildlife Federation Habitat Certificate

I've also been involved in various ways with our community of 108 Mile Ranch.

Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth.
Without looking out of my window, I could know the ways of heaven.
George Harrison / Lao Tsu

Drum circle
At the 108 Heritage Site with some of our local drum circle people


SINGING WINDS

I sit upon cold ground
and face into an icy Cariboo
wind coming from the west
and where it meets me
I pulse with life
and my own wind
rushes through me.
The late morning sun peers
over the fir trees on the
southern ridge and warms me inside
and all around.
Two shaggy dogs sit close by me
and perk their ears
and noses into the talking wind.
There is much abundance of life.
I sing loudly inside as I sit
on the cold ground
and breathe in the talking wind
whose words are far from subtle.
I breathe out my own winds
warmed by my lungs.
There is no place that I would rather be.

Joel Kafka



Jeffrey plays the Dun

Inside British Columbia - about the BC interior To see some of my favourite funny stuff, click here. For something a little more serious - some thoughts that have inspired me in recent times - click here. If you like surprises, here's something unexpected. And, I invite you to play my presentation of the old game of Battleships - with a twist.

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Twin Valleys Community Twin Valleys Community - I lived here in '74 (slideshow) and '80
Map and directions to 108 Mile Ranch, BC Where we are - map
Satellite view of 108 Mile Ranch, BC Where we are - satellite view
Our local drum circle Our local drum circle

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Log Home for Sale in 108 Mile Ranch: 1.6 acres fronting 108 Lake
BC Farm for Sale: 600-acre ranch
Keyboard Graphic Design Keyboard Graphic Design Maddi creates
Information and images on the BC Interior Inside British Columbia - a handy reference for the BC Interior
Williams Lake Field Naturalists Promote environmental awareness
Scout Island Nature Centre: in Williams Lake
Williams Lake Cross-Country Ski Club Winter fun for the family
Downhill skiing in the South Cariboo Mt.Timothy Ski Area: Between Williams Lake and 100 Mile House
Friends of Churn Creek Protected Area Caring for a corner of BC
Kathleen Cook Waldron Books for children
Kobus Geldenhuys Translation Dubbing and translation.Click to go to Rainbow Adventures web site
Archer Arts: Michael Mayr Creates Sculpture, music, primitive arts
Soaps by Selina Natural soaps, handmade in Ontario
Eva's Bear-foot Hoof Care Correct barefoot trimming
Casitaville Allison Altherr, vocalist, musician, song-writer
Six Mile Ranch, trail riding and ranching experiences Six Mile Ranch Trail riding and ranching experiences
Cyber-Help for Organic Farmers A rich resource of information
British Columbia Farm Women's Network Help, teach and learn
Rainbow Mountain Outfitters Guided horse trails in BC wilderness Rainbow Mountain Outfitters Guided horse trails in BC wilderness
Black Lion Kennels: training, boarding and breeding
Goju-Ryu Pro K-9: Dog training and breeding
Sacred Lifeboats Navigating the stormy waters ahead
Vibrational Healing With Ronald Polack
CEEDS Communal organic farm


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts. - Bertrand Russell


108 Lake in summer
108 Mile Ranch Lake in summer

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