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Lughnasadh (Lammas) ~ Summer, Half Full

Lughnasadh (Lammas) ~ Summer, Half Full

The festival of the Earth religion that marks the “first harvest”, falling half way between the Summer Solstice (Litha) and the Autumnal Equinox (Mabon).  The name Lughnasadh is roughly translated as the Festival of the Oath.  Lammas as Loaf Mass.  High summer and the abundance of crops, our preparation of these fruits of our labor … Continue reading

Spark, Flame, (nov)Ember

Spark, Flame, (nov)Ember

My mind is racing!  It’s felt like a while since I’ve had a platform to express what’s flying through my cranium.  As a child, my mother would tell me, “Not everything that goes through your head has to come out your mouth.”  In my personal life, I inch closer to the return of Saturn – … Continue reading

Apothecary Pop-Up: Solstice to Equinox

Apothecary Pop-Up: Solstice to Equinox

Happy Equinox ~ Merry Mabon ~ Peace out Persephone Autumn has made its grand appearance once again, with its flux of orange, red, and maroon filling the fields of wildflowers and Vermont forests.  I enjoy this time of year, but do miss the warmth that Summer had us wrapped in.  The long hours spent with … Continue reading

Gnarls Barkley, tree that is

Gnarls Barkley, tree that is

“I’m a transformer” The Silver Maple has me gallivanting on frequent Tree rendezvous’ Come to think of it, I’ve seen faces in the gnarled bark for some time Here are a few of my favorites from 2012   You know it’s true, I’d walk to you ~ Herbaloo

Food as Medicine

Joy Soda Aperitif mineral water, lemon juice, joy tonic, bitters Basmati Stew rice, genovese basil leaf, opal basil leaf, parsley, celery, sesame seeds, impromptu curry spice blend, artichoke tincture, sage, thyme, garnished with cayenne Raw Chocolate Amuse Bouche goji, cranberry, oat, nut

Earth Clock Equinox: out like a Lamb

Earth Clock Equinox: out like a Lamb

Happy Spring! * (click the pic above for a closer read) * * * An indoor Maple Tree turned into what it ought not to be. I believe it is Geranium, and is still fun to see. A Tree with roots indoors to boot.  But alas, twas only throwing its hoot. And outdoors I see, … Continue reading

Imbolc ~ I get it now

Imbolc is the celebratory day which lies half way between Yule and the Spring Equinox.  It is the time of year when the Ewes birth their lambs and we prepare the trees for tapping.  The warm weather week at the end of January leads to the freezing and thawing practice of the early Spring.  Every … Continue reading