Saturday, October 29, 2011

It's Scarborough Fair in Here!
I've been harvesting the last of the herbs before it gets too cold here in Michigan.  The thing is, there's so much of it!  I have three bundles of parsley hung up to dry, and the rest I pulled the leaves of to dry in a bowl.  The sage isn't bundled and hanging yet, but I'm sure to have at least four large bundles.  And I'm not even done harvesting!  What I have is only about a third of the parsley and sage, so I'll have to go back out once I'm done.  The thyme is all up and now all I have to do is pull the leaves off, which is a bit of a pain.  The rosemary was potted last month so it would continue to grow.  Not that there is much of it.  About three inches above the soil.  Frankly I'm glad we got any as we're a zone 4 and rosemary grows best in a zone 8.

I'll post some pictures once I'm all finished and the herbs are hung up.  But until then, does anybody have any good recipes the use sage?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

44 Days of Witchery

I figured this would be a great way to kick off the pagan section of my blog.  Forty-four questions about your thoughts and opinions on various magical topics.  If you want the list, head over to Into the Dawn's self titled blog.  You can find the list here.

What's your witchy background?

My first look into the magical realm was pretty literal.  When I was young and still living in the country, my family and I had an enormous back yard.  My parents told my sisters and I to come outside, that there were faeries out there!

Now of course they only saw fireflies.  But my sister (who I will refer to as my twinny in this blog) and I saw different.  Maybe it was that we believed in faeries in the first place, but all I know is that fireflies don't come in shades like purple.

That was my first experience.  I went about my life for several years after being Mormon, eventually stopping my attendance to church.  When I was fourteen my mom gave me the book I show.  Dream Magic by Sirona Knight.  The book isn't exactly faith based, but does refer to various gods and goddesses.  I couldn't put the thing down.  I never really did any of the spells in the book.  My fear of messing it up got the best of me.  But it did instill the curiosity of magic.

Ever since I have collected a small amount of books on Wicca and magic.  I actually began my witchy ways on Yule almost three years ago.  Ever since my appreciation for the earth and what she provides has grown and I continue to pursue knowledge on different paths of paganism. 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Let There Be Tea
Alright!  I've been thinking abut starting a blog for a few months now, and decided now was the time.  Or rather, the universe has been bombarding me with various signs that I should act.  So here we are!  

About the name.  I love tea and I love hats.  Not just tiny hats mind you, but the alliteration sounds so nice.  This blog will include many things: recipes, crafty stuff (I make jewelry), bits from my home life, as well as things related to my pagan path.

I hope you enjoy my posts, whoever you are.