Weed whacking.

 Blessings Darlings!

Holy Moly, it’s amazing what I can get done around here when I actually have time!  The feral garden has been weeded and mulched, except for the area by the big Swiss Chard patch.  And THOSE darlings are feral and able to fight back/block the sun from any weeds that dare try to invade.

Today I started work on … Continue reading…

7 Things About Irish Mythology

 Today I thought it would be good to cover some points about Irish mythology that are important for people interested in the subject to know. These include common confusions as well as helpful tips and I hope people will find it all interesting. Of course for some readers this won’t be new information but for others it may be the first time they’re seeing these ideas, so I’m trying to cover a…

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Cheap Pagan Bitching

Blessings Darlings!

So far with this unemployment I’ve been doing the usual stuff.  Looking at the finances to see how long before we have to start taking money from the emergency fund, moving money from the places I’ve already been taking surveys for cash, finally being able to weed the garden and get a big planting of green beans in.  

Today I move into ‘Cheap Pagan Bitch’ phase, and see how to live on less cash.  Obviously this is going to require … Continue reading…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Fire Away!

 Blessings Darlings!

Ever have a time/times in your life when you have . . . not visions, but recurring thoughts about things happening?  I’ve had one of those times lately.

The last time this happened was just pre-covid, when the thoughts were of lockdowns, closings, and the need to build community.

This time, it was about being Continue reading…

Tikkun Olam

Blessings Darlings!

As I’m sure all y’all have noticed – I have a big focus on my garden this summer.
There’s a reason for that.  One that was strongly reinforced today. Continue reading…

Home made olla options

Blessings Darlings!

Since at THIS moment, Wunderground says that we will get nice rain next week, I’m considering putting in some ‘home made ollas’ if the ground gets less hard.  Ollas are Continue reading…

Lost Plants

Blessings Darlings!

I just added up what my garden has lost to the drought so far…………

One blueberry bush.
4 out of 6 transplanted Swiss Chard (I was just trying to add to the one’s that survived the winter.)
Two out of 10 sweet peppers.
All but 4 of the carrots seeded (probably around 45 lost)
All but 30 of the turnips seeded) probably around 20 lost.
All but 1 of the beets seeded (around 50 lost).
All the radishes seeded.

I’m currently harvesting … Continue reading…

Drought. And a damned Plantar Wart.

Blessings darlings!

I have a little time to blog today, since I’m off my feet – well, off one of my feet – due to a plantar wart that is making it very painful to walk.   It’s a shock how it went from Nothing to Can’t Walk without PAIN in under 7 days!  Urgent Care couldn’t treat it (no liquid nitrogen), and getting an appointment with either my doctor or my husband’s dermatologist (where I’d be a low-priority ‘new patient’) can take forEVER.  So I’m doing the OTC treatment the Doc in the Box and I discussed and am off …

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Freya’s Cats

 The subject of Freya’s cats came up recently on social media, so I wanted to share this excerpt from my forthcoming book Pagan Portals Freya. I hope this may clarify some points, as this summarizes the information we have from the older sources and may help people differentiate between new ideas and stories and the older beliefs. Cats –
Freya is said to travel in a chariot pulled by two cats,…

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All of My Fairy Writing

  I’ve been asked several times about what I’ve written on fairies by people looking into my writing on the subject. I finally decided it would just be easier to write a quick bit here about it. I’m including articles, presentations, and books. I am not including the range of my blog material on Living Liminally or on Patheos Agora: Irish-American Witchcraft or Witches&Pagans On the Fairy Road. (…

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