This poem showed up for me in August 2015 in the wake of one of many inspiring, too-short stretches of time spent at the Feathered Pipe Ranch. I say “showed up” instead of “was written” because it came to me more like an assignment to transcribe than words I wrestled into submission, like writing often is for me. Time on that land does things like that, right? Read More
Inspired at Feathered Pipe Pages: Art, Music, Poetry, and Storytelling
There is something truly magical in the unique environment at Feathered Pipe Ranch. The land, the sky, the air, the space and openness, the nature, the energy, and the people unite in a serendipitous way that sparks creativity, vision, and inspiration.
The Inspired at Feathered Pipe — inspired@FeatheredPipe — project is to share art, music, photography, poetry, and stories that are created at or inspired by Feathered Pipe Ranch with its vibrant culture and eclectic community.
Featured watercolor: Pat Olchefski-Winston
Enjoy the beauty of the Feathered Pipe Ranch and the music "Feathered Pipe Island" by Matthew Marsolek. Matthew Marsolek wrote Feathered Pipe Island—clearly inspired by the vibe at the Ranch—in the early 1990s. He’s performed it many times at the Ranch through the years and it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. Read More
This powerful instrumental was written by Jacob David Bradley at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in 2022. It reminds him of Skye Farm and as he plays it he thinks about that incredible place. One of his favorite spots down on the Ranch to play is next to the Labyrinth on a stone bench that is hidden in the aspen grove. If you are lucky enough to come by at the right time, you may hear him playing tunes early in the morning or on his break. Read More
India Supera, founder, visionary, long-time executive director of the Feathered Pipe Foundation, was know for her elaborate and wandering stories about her adventures around the globe and how she came to be given the Feathered Pipe Ranch. Sit back and enjoy her sharing one version of the Feathered Pipe story and the way of miracles. Read More
Attracting and being influenced by many world cultures, the Ranch provides fertile ground for intersection of cultures. R. Carlos Nakai and Tsering Lodoe share a magical impromptu performance at Feathered Pipe Ranch on June 30, 2021. A beautiful exchange of culture and union of traditions right under the aspen trees in Montana. Read More
"Forest Walk" is a poem by Judith Hanson Lasater that was inspired by her nocturnal venture at Feathered Pipe Ranch. Judith's words lead us through an archetypal journey we have all experienced in some fashion—navigating the unknown, being in the dark, alone, afraid, and exposed, but through grounding presence finding comfort, belonging, security, and home. Read More