Saturday, October 12, 2019

October Full Moon






        I am looking forward to the Full "Moon of the changing Season's" Tonight !
another Native American name I recently discovered !










As long as it doesn't rain or snow 
I will be in my Gypsy and Faerie  Gardens enjoying the moon as it shines 
on what is left of my Beauties !!!



This is also a Gathering Month for me 
because it is my Birthday Month
 and I enjoy the 
Harvest of Friends and Family !


Frost has been here so 
there is not much left standing,
however last nite under the 
Waxing Moon, I did 
go Barefoot, Cold Yes, 
but I couldn't resist !


I have been known to drag out my 
sleeping bag, recline on the lounge chair
and fall asleep under the 
light of the noon glow !!!
So Magickal and Wonderous, !!!







I keep telling myself this may be the last 
Moon before the snow that I spend
this much time under for a while

So I need to take advantage of  the time !!!
Commune with Goddess Athenesic,

Goddess of the 
"Moon of the Changing Seasons"
be here in my Gardens one more Thyme,
Gather, Harvest, to Celebrate, 
Your Beauty and Bounty,
For all to Share over the  Long Winter Months 


As it is Above ,
So Below,
So Mote it  Be ! 



Monday, September 23, 2019

Celebrating Mabon

Celebrating Mabon , 
The Last days of Lughnasad,
First Days of Autumn Mabon 




The autumn equinox, or Mabon, September 22, 23, is actually the time of the second harvest. The gardens are nearly empty. Mabon is the mid-harvest festival, changing seasons, time to celebrate the second harvest. the time of rich traditions, customs and folklore. Such as the

story of Demeter and Persephone. Demeter was a Goddess of Grain and of the harvest in ancient Greece. Her daughter, Persephone, caught the eye of Hades, god of the underworld, who then abducted Persephone and took her back to the underworld.






My Favorite Corn Bread

                                                WET



DRY

  • 1 cup All purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup White sugar                         Mix dry, blend together wet ingredients, sprinkle dry into wet until smooth, 
  • Pour into greased iron skillet, 
  • Bake 30 to 45 minutes at 350'

2 eggs

  • 3 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Butter,  melted
  • 1 cup Buttermilk



I am making a Mabon Harvest wreath 
this year to hang on a wall or door.
Harvest herbs, flowers, 
garden produce that will 
dry well on a wreath,
Make a wire form or purchase 
a metal form at any craft store,
(probably a styrofoam or 
grapevine form would work well too)

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Lay out your items around the wreath, 
take some thin florist wire and wrap around
all of the stems or tie on each 
individual branch to the wreath,
Go in between the little sprigs 
from the stems to hide your wire,
Use a burlap, twine, 
or raffia ribbon to decorate,


After I had the base secured 
around the wreath I started 
tucking in all of the 
other herbs and flowers 
I wanted to use, 


After I had the base secured 
around the wreath I started 
tucking in all of the 
other herbs and flowers
 I wanted to use, 


                                                     
The herbs and flowers easily 
tucked into the long Artemisea 
stems and the wire that I 
used to secure the Artemisea 
to the wire wreath,

I picked a stem from a  purple string bean
 and put the whole stem with the bean
and leaves in the wreath,  


Here is a yellow string bean stem, 
I would have put little red peppers 
in also however they are not on yet,
 our summer here has been quite cool, 
vegetables have been later then usual,

The herbs and flowers will dry on the 
frame as it hangs, you can even use the herbs
as they dry or just leave as a 
pretty decoration for your celebration!


Finally, I put a votive candle in the 
middle of the wreath for my altar,
Just be careful of the herbs 
touching the flame,
( keep a bowl of water handy)

Enjoy !!!



Next time,
Thinking of  our Witch's New Year,
Making plans for a  Fun Night ! 





Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ready for Fall at Plumfield under the Hunters Moon


I always come to Plumfield 
to contemplate, reflect, relax,
No agenda, no annoying "ads" , 
just me and my Gypsy Gardens !

The Beautiful September Harvest Moon for 
September 13, 2019
Friday the 13th !!


A Lucky Day for me since my 
Youngest child was born on a 
Friday the 13th,   !!!





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Plenty of time to work your 
Moon Majick
the Harvest Season !!


A drive out to the country to 
capture the True Essence of
the Harvest Moon,
or 
When Deer Paw the Earth Moon,