Three Things Thursday: Irish Folklore in America, Blodeuedd, and Herb Spirals

My weekly post in which I share three things I enjoyed or thought about this week. Irish Folklore in America If you haven’t already, I encourage you to listen to the latest episode from one of my favorite podcasts , New World Witchery. Episode 164, “Irish Folklore and Magic with Morgan Daimler,” is excellent. IfContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Irish Folklore in America, Blodeuedd, and Herb Spirals”

Transplanting Chant

I normally start peas outside, but the chipmunks decided to look at my early spring gardening as rent. It was frustrating, yes, but their family has lived on this land long before mine. I want to reside in harmony with them, especially since I’m not gardening for my survival at this time (thankfully). I’m alsoContinue reading “Transplanting Chant”

Working with the Land

This weekend, I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a few years – I started an asparagus bed. Having come to appreciate the nutritious veggies as an adult, it’s a bit surprising that I hadn’t looked into growing them before! You’ve seen photos of my garden, right? It just seems like something I’dContinue reading “Working with the Land”

Three Things Thursday: Death, Rebirth, and Rejuvenation

It’s Thursday again, which means I have three little things pasted together as a big post. Death My eldest cat, Esmerelda, passed away after twenty years of gentle companionship. She was there for me during heartbreak and joy. She sat on my bed as I read my first books about witchcraft and Druidry. She keptContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Death, Rebirth, and Rejuvenation”

Three Things Thursday: Seedlings, Meditating with Plants, and Camp Nano!

It’s hard for me to top yesterday’s big announcement, but I hope this week’s edition of Three Things Thursday also inspires you. Seedlings: The seeds I started on March 20th are doing well for the most part. The beans are most vigorous as you can see from above. The tomatoes and squash have sprouted, whichContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Seedlings, Meditating with Plants, and Camp Nano!”

Embracing Hope

The last few days have been tense. My county currently has zero confirmed cases of the new corona virus, my state has quickly jumped to the top of the pile. While schools just a couple hours away are closing for two to three weeks, we’re all waiting and trying to maintain normalcy. We see theContinue reading “Embracing Hope”

Three Things Thursday: Writer Spotlight, Winter Gardens, and Waffles

Once more, in an effort to update my blog more regularly, here’s another installment of Three Things Thursday! Three mini posts nestled together in one for your viewing pleasure! 1) Hagstone Publishing recently released a little interview with me. In it, I share one of the most significant, spiritual moments of my life. It actuallyContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Writer Spotlight, Winter Gardens, and Waffles”

What a Decade! What a year!

Truly, the last ten years have been transformation for me, and 2019 was, overall, a grand end.   I entered the decade a newly married woman with a new job, new apartment, and new community. I had to start from scratch making friends and learning the land. My Druidry grew, especially in the first fiveContinue reading “What a Decade! What a year!”

The Pea Shelling Rite

I was working in the garden this afternoon. Specifically, I was pulling out the dried pea plants and shelling the pods to save seeds. No matter how frequently we pick and eat fresh snap peas through June and July, the plants are usually tired and brown a few weeks following Lughnasadh. The final harvest isContinue reading “The Pea Shelling Rite”

I Should Have Listened

I killed a bird today. I never meant to, but it happened. Earlier this summer, I bought some netting in an attempt to protect some berry bushes, and I also put it over my squash after a chipmunk got the only fruit on the vine. I was discouraged and just wanted to protect my harvest.Continue reading “I Should Have Listened”