Samhain

Samhain (sow-win) is a Pagan festival celebrating the end of the harvest and ushering in the beginning of the dark months. The Celts believed that the veil between worlds was at it’s thinnest during this time, allowing us to commune with loved ones lost. When you think about the inherent danger of Winter passed, it…

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The Autumn People

Winter people are warmth. They bring fire filled hearths, gingerbread cookies, the fuzziest slippers. They string up the twinkle lights making the coldest nights sparkle. Spring people are our gardeners. The motivators and encouragers. They bring patience, planning, and foresight. They know how to sow the earth and work the land. They always make the…

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Welcome Back September

Back to liiiiife, back to reAlityyyy! School is back in session y’all, can you believe? Every year I tweak our schedule. There’s always a few lessons learned the year before that influence the tweaks but also different kids in different grades. This year has quite a few tweaks though. A damn near overhaul. There are…

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Kitchen Chaos Quickie: A Sweet Autumn Lunch

Colder days bring apples in season, dried fruits, and darker chocolates. As a celebratory lunch, the kids are having sweet roll ups (instead of our customary pickles, cucumbers, olives, and cheese). -whole wheat wrap smeared with cream cheese (we use spinach dip when we are having a savory roll up) -chopped dried cranberries -chopped dark…

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Apple Feeders

Happy Autumnal Equinox! (or Happy Mabon to those who call it so) The equinox started last night but today is the first official day of Autumn! The more I search for my own spiritual path in this world the more drawn to the earth I feel. I can’t call myself a Pagan per say, but…

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Rustling Leaves & Pumpkin Pie

Autumn is in full swing people! Pumpkins, the rustling of crunchy leaves, billowing scarves, and heavy sweaters. This is my favourite time of year! Everything feels so earthy and mystical at this time. The dark months are coming, and you have to prepare for your survival. Okay, maybe not so much in these times, but…

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