WITCH of the OLD WORLD BOOK of HERBS
by LADY ABIGAIL
Remember those fairy tales and stories you were told as a child? Where the old Witches used Bat’s Wings and Devil‘s Eye, within their magickal brews. Get ready, you will find yourself using them as well. That’s because in the Old World, witches used many folk names for plants and herbs. Bat Wings are dried English Holly leaves, think about it, they do kind of look like Bat Wings and Devil’s Eye is just another name for Periwinkle. It may sounds strange but if there were ingredients you wanted to keep secret and not share with anyone wouldn’t this be a fabulous way to do it.
source: Ravensgrove Coven
The Dance at Alder Cove
Customs of the Ancestor
Do Andy Goldsworthy’s beautiful ice and snow sculptures give you chills?
This deep winter greenhouse/root cellar project extends our growing year round to overcome terrible weather and bad food in Northern MN.
If you’ve got some extra cash and want to support the farm I am currently an apprentice on please check out our kickstarter campaign! We’re in the midst of constructing a passive solar greenhouse and could use a little extra cash. We’re the project of the day today on kickstarter!
Every little bit helps. :)
I think I may need to do something once a week with these girls…
Micron, Pentel brush pen and Prismacolor Marker shading in my Moleskin + Photoshop colors.
when ur arguing with someone and they tell u to calm down
I HATE being told to calm down. HATE IT.
Yesterday two of my good friends who have a chicken butchering business where they go to people’s farms and butcher right on site, had 202 chickens to process and only two people to do it. Since I had the day off I naturally went along to help out. It took us 8 solid hours of non-stop work to catch, kill, clean, and package up those chickens (5-8 pounders). Got back to the farm around 9:00pm exhausted, then realized it was Friday night meaning today is Labor Day Saturday, the biggest day at the farmer’s market. In thirteen years the farm has never broken $1,000 at the market but they’ve come close. If we were gonna break a thousand, today has to be the day. So I spent the next 3 hours in the packing shed polishing peppers, bunching carrots, and sorting tomatoes. We got to bed around 1:00am and got up at 6:30 to keep prepping for market until I left for work at 9:00am.
I am sore and tired to the bone but man is it worth it.
This morning a guy came out to pick up his CSA share while we were still prepping in the packing shed. Ryan (proprieter of the farm) was gabbing with him a little and then introduced me to him. Up until now, Ryan has always introduced me as “This is our friend Kelsey who has been helping us out.” But this morning he said, “This Kelsey, my apprentice.” I know it’s silly but for some reason that makes me incredibly proud.
Anyway the market is wrapped up now and I can hardly wait to get home to see if we broke $1,000.