Herbal Dryer Sachets

A few weeks ago, I was in the mood to be crafty. Me being me, it had to involve herbs in some way and I didn’t have anything on the agenda in the shop. So, a few minutes on the Interwebs gave me an idea: herbal dryer sachets. I...

Thinking …

  I’m almost three chapters into Fudge’s life and Amy’s about to fall asleep. (Don’t know what I’m talking about? Look here.) I wanted him to not only tell Amy about his life but also instruct her a little into...

Spicing Up the Holidays

My inner child has been whining, “WHY?” for the last several days. WHY do we associate many warming spices with the holiday (Yule/Christmas) season? I’ve just spent a couple of hours browsing the Internet for answers and...

Temporarily Abandoned Project

I have a problem.   I had an idea for an online course, based on my books (which are an outgrowth of my passion): teaching medicinal and magical herbalism together. I started writing it and made good progress … something like 70 pages...

Nail Fungus: Eew

Three years ago, I picked up a fungus under the nail of my pinky finger. Don’t ask me how, I don’t know. What kind of fungus? Don’t know and it doesn’t matter. It didn’t bother me unless I looked at it. Then, it did...

Practical Herbs 2: A Review

I’m going to preface my remarks by warning you: I’ve been a Henriette Kress fan for years and was thrilled to get a sneak peek at her new book. Practical Herbs 2 is as wonderful as Practical Herbs.  Down-to-earth advice for a variety...

Hallowe’en Rant

Warning: may be profanity-laced. I’m irritated. NB: I am not a historian. Just a somewhat-intelligent woman who happens to be a witch.   It’s that time of year … the media feels a need to talk to “real” witches...

Rainy Days & Mondays

Lovely wake up … rain soughing on the metal roof while a cold front breezed through the window that made my nose cold while the rest of me was warmly snuggled under the covers. Fresh hot coffee …  Maks and Mischa feeling energized...

Cat Nip

  (No, I’m not high in this photo. I have an overbite. And I forget my tongue sometimes. Wanna make something of it?) Meow. I’m Mischa and I’m hijacking DJ’s blog today to bring something of extreme importance to your...

On Privacy

Hello. My name is DJ and I have a problem. I’m addicted to privacy – especially Internet privacy. I actively dislike sites that offer something free … in exchange for my name and email address. I know if I give out my email...