Table Rock Farm
Table Rock Farm is a 10-acre homestead in the hills of central Vermont and is the home of Metanoia of Vermont. We are just beginning to bring our vision for this place into form. This incarnational work is messy, slow, refining and oh-so-beautiful.
Creating a life of prayer
Our first calling is to prioritize prayer - time set aside each day to turn to God, recognizing the Divine presence that is always within us and among us. We keep a rhythm of prayer based on the liturgy of the hours. Guests are welcome to join us for morning and evening prayer. At this time, we ask that guests contact us before coming for prayer. We also welcome guests to camp at our homestead for personal prayer retreats. We have a wall tent with a wood stove for the winter months.
“There is a time for every event under heaven…a time to tear down and a time to build up.” (Ecc. 3:1,3)
In 2018, we began the process of tearing down the original farmhouse on Table Rock Farm. We dismantled it piece by piece so that we could salvage as much as we could. Remnants of this old house have already been incorporated into a woodshed, mudroom, and office. In 2019, we will begin building up. We are going to start construction on a bakery and guest cottage. The bakery will enable us to transition to work that better supports a stable life of prayer and hospitality. The guest cottage will be available for personal prayer retreats and small group retreats.
tending THe Land
“You will eat this year what grows of itself, in the second year what springs from the same, and in the third year sow, reap, plant vineyards and eat their fruit.” (Is. 37:30
We are simultaneously enjoying the gifts this land freely offers (beauty, wild berries, insight, apples, water, mushrooms!) and preparing a permaculture plan that will increase the fertility of the soil and produce nutritious food. Each day on this land provides more information about water flow, species diversity, impacts of weather, and the change of sunlight through the seasons. After a couple years of observation, we look forward to putting this growing knowledge into action as we tend to and bless this land.