West_Chapple_FarmWest Chapple Farm.
Photo Sarah Couch


Thresholds - West Chapple Farm


Step towards

            a fold in the landscape, a nestle of barns

Step through

            a time-worn door that’s never been locked

Step in

            to the dust of generations jostling in the sun

Step down

to the fulsome table of friendly faces

Step back

            to the cider pressing, water-wheeling and threshing

Step out
            to the meadows, woods and fabulous fungi

Step round     

the singing, smiling, dancing story circle

Step together

            make that magical mycelium,

            delight in dreaming a future fit for your one wild and precious life.



With thanks to Mary Oliver:
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
- for Nicky, with love, from Sarah Couch, October 2024