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Archive for April, 2010


• Apr 29th, 2010 • Category: herbs, magic

Tomorrow, apart from being the anniversary of my dad’s birthday, is Beltane and/or Walpurgisnacht.  “Wait”, you say. “Isn’t that May first?”  Well, yes, except that you have to remember that the ancients started their day at sundown. So sundown on April 30th (by our calendar) starts the first day of May. Both Beltane and Walpurgisnacht […]

Celebrating A Birthday (of sorts)

• Apr 22nd, 2010 • Category: health, magic

I’m celebrating … Last Saturday I went into the garden to do a little work (until I realized that what I was doing was aggravating my spasming trapezius muscle, that is). As always, I checked to see what was coming up and lo and behold, three Mandrakes have popped a couple of leaves above ground! […]

Weekend Warrioring

• Apr 15th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs

Ah, Spring. Busting my rear end to clean up from winter’s mess and sitting back to admire my handiwork – OUCH.  It’s really pretty, now – OOOH. Although I warm up before doing any heavy work outside, I’ll admit that I’m a desk jockey most of the time and end up with sore muscles, bruises, […]


• Apr 8th, 2010 • Category: health, herbs

When I moved from Minneapolis to Atlanta, my allergist told me I was going from the frying pan into the fire.  Atlanta lies at the very bottom of the Appalachians and all the pollen from the mountains blows down and just sits over the city as if in a bowl. I had never even heard […]

Herbs & Kids

• Apr 1st, 2010 • Category: health, herbs, magic

This past weekend Pete and I finally had a chance to meet my twin grandsons!  They’re already three months old but travelling 1100 miles isn’t the easiest thing to do these days. Needless to say, the visit was entirely too short. When I found out they were expecting twin boys, I knew immediately what I […]