Three Things Thursday: Herbal Reparations, Ogham Pronunciation, and Never Date a Siren

I feel like I blinked and it’s Thursday again! Here’s my weekly roundup of interesting items that have informed and inspired me this week. I hope you find something to help you on your way! Herbal Reparations Herbal practitioner Regina Kankinza of In Her it Blooms added a way for people to make donations toContinue reading “Three Things Thursday: Herbal Reparations, Ogham Pronunciation, and Never Date a Siren”

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”

Incense of the Land

At the end of March, I discovered an eastern hemlock tree in our yard was weeping resin. This is quite common in the spring, especially if trees have a wound. I found smaller globs on the white pine in front of our house, but the hemlock must have lost a branch or something. I collectedContinue reading “Incense of the Land”

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”

An Herbal Cleanse

In what seems like a never-ending quest to better organize our small home, I decided an herbal cleanse was in order. I mean that very literally in that it was time go through my old trunk of herbs and sundry. I’ve learned over the years that there is an optimal way to store dried plants.Continue reading “An Herbal Cleanse”

30 Days Magical Roots Challenge – Days 7-11

Time for another edition of the 30 Days Magical Roots Challenge!  I’m trying not to go out of my mind while I wait for details on the closing.  I’ve always heard that moving is one of the most stressful ordeals, and I believe it because it’s been that way in the past.  But buying aContinue reading “30 Days Magical Roots Challenge – Days 7-11”

Learning The Land’s Rhythm

I decided to walk the hedge near my apartment to see what the plants were up to.  I also hoped to find certain specimens for my herbal stash.  Alas, they were not around.  It’s funny and interesting how they’ll be present one year and not the next.  I won’t be here long enough to figureContinue reading “Learning The Land’s Rhythm”

Beasts in the Woods and Chives in the Garden

I was up too late last night. Don’t judge me, but I was reading a really compelling fan fic on my phone. Just like any good story, I couldn’t put it down. On top of that, my daughter is getting over a cold. She coughs a lot which makes me toss and turn. When IContinue reading “Beasts in the Woods and Chives in the Garden”