Lughnasadh is difficult this year. Some sad and complicated things happened in my family this week. I’m looking forward to seeing grovies this weekend, but today was a quiet celebration at home. I made a simple dinner of homemade cornbread, tacos with local ingredients, and leftover salt potatoes. We made offerings of cornbread in thanksContinue reading “A Quiet Lughnasadh”
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Bealtaine Eve In The Patio Garden
Slowly but surely, things are coming together in the garden. We’re not being overly ambitious this year given the circumstances, so we’re making what we have work for us. We’ll probably need one or two more bags of compost and soil, but they’re not very expensive. I was very happy to get seed samples atContinue reading “Bealtaine Eve In The Patio Garden”
My Imbolc altar this year. Included are the felted sheep I made, the pouch I keep my brat in, that motherhood statue from my mum, my drop spindle, the lavender Brighid cross, a collage ATC featuring Brighid from a fellow ADF artisan, and two new beeswax candles and candlesticks from my mum. And of course,Continue reading “Blessed Imbolc!”
The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2012
Well, here we are – the end of 2012! Before we move into the new year, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on all the personally significant events of 2012. 1) I Spent A Lot of Time Outdoors Although I make a point to do this every year, it’s always a highlight! IContinue reading “The Ditzy Druid Looks Back at 2012”
Summer Solstice Equals Herbs and Strawberries!
The Earth is warming. The sun is shining. The plants are rejoicing! Ahhh…it must be time for the Summer Solstice! It kind of snuck up on me! Feels like just yesterday we were dancing the Maypole… It’s hard to say what the old Celts actually did at this time of year. Some customs seem toContinue reading “Summer Solstice Equals Herbs and Strawberries!”
Beltaine Tutorial: Easy Floral Garland Hair Clip
I’m always trying to think of easy tutorials for Pagan families to do together, especially projects that help people learn and perfect useful skills like sewing. This one is to celebrate Beltaine. During this season we delight in the new life bursting forth everywhere. It is also a time to be flirty and sensuous.Continue reading “Beltaine Tutorial: Easy Floral Garland Hair Clip”
What have I been up to?
Imbolc is fast approaching and I’ve been getting ready! I’m nearly done with this holiday’s artisan trading card and should have it in the mail by the end of the week. In the meantime, here’s the offering I’ve made for Brighid. It’s a sachet stuffed with wool and various dried herbs from my garden. TheContinue reading “What have I been up to?”