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Archive for February, 2011

Yarrow: A Staunch Plant

• Feb 24th, 2011 • Category: health, herbs, magic

I said I was going to take a walk around my garden last weekend, and I did. I also walked around what passes for a yard in these parts and noticed some plants starting to green up. I hope they don’t get too eager: we’ll probably still have a cold snap or two before Spring […]

Spring Fever Strikes!

• Feb 17th, 2011 • Category: herbs, Musings

This has been the snowiest winter on record! Well, my record, anyways. I’ve been keeping track of the weather since we moved here seven years ago and thus far this winter, we’ve had 16 inches of snow – ‘way more than twice any other year and the season isn’t over, yet. It’s Georgia not Minnesota. […]

Herbal First Aid Kit

• Feb 15th, 2011 • Category: health, herbs

Many people know that I am a technician for the sport of fencing. I love it … I get to play with tools but most of all, socialize with friends at tournaments. However, as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a klutz par excellence. I volunteered at the National Championships over the weekend and after three days, […]

Pretty, Deadly Lady

• Feb 14th, 2011 • Category: health, herbs, magic

An online friend was inquiring into Belladonna last week and I told her I’d dig into my files to see what I could come up with.  While I remembered some of what I found, I didn’t remember other information and found it so interesting, I thought I’d share it with ‘the world’. Belladonna Atropa belladonna […]


• Feb 10th, 2011 • Category: Musings

The poorest country in the western hemisphere gets rocked – literally.  My heart goes out to all of them and the relatives around the world anxiously awaiting news of their loved ones. If you’ve got a spare dollar or ten, please consider contributing it to a bona fide charity such as the Red Cross, CARE, […]

I’m A Spunky Old Broad!

• Feb 10th, 2011 • Category: Musings

Wow, February is National-Something-Month par excellence! Just a sampling: International Boost Self-Esteem Month International Expect Success Month National Care About Your Indoor Air Month National Laugh-Friendly Month National Time Management Month Pull Your Sofa Off the Wall Month and my favorite Spunky Old Broads Month I’ve long known that quite a few holidays were created […]

Ginseng & Changing Times

• Feb 3rd, 2011 • Category: health, herbs, magic

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you must have noticed that I like to look at herbs from a historical perspective … how they were used medicinally, what folklore may be attached to an herb, local customs (and superstitions) and sometimes I even find a tidbit that gives an indication […]