31 October 2013
The wheel of the year is turning, turning.
Gateway between the worlds stirs.
The veil grows thin.
Celebrate the change. Halloween, Samhain (Saw-ween), Day of the Dead.
The wheel of the year is turning; it is turning into darkness.
Spirits of the Ancestors, hear us.
Spirits of the Ancients, we will feed you.
Blood in our veins, yours.
The wheel of the year is turning, turning, turning into winter.
The veil grows thinner.
Gateway between the worlds stretches.
Frost comes killer quick leaves black.
Spirits of the Old Ones, we feel you stirring.
Cut the nettle right to the ground.
The veil disappears.
The gateway dissolves.
The wheel turns.
Listen for ice.
Cut cronewort for dream pillows.
They are here. Put out the feast.
Vampires fear garlic.
Witches melt when wet.
Watch for shooting stars.
We had a fantastic, fun, productive Halloween work weekend at the Wise Woman Center: We pressed apple cider, made apple sauce, cleared part of the goat barn, started a compost pile, cut herbs in the gardens and made anti-oxidant-rich herbal vinegars, covered some garden beds with finished compost, raked some leaves, took down some dried herbs and bagged them, picked wild salads, and frolicked with the goats. Since we didn’t finish any of it, there is still plenty to do on our next work weekend, November 9-10. This work weekend will include a special field trip to a local production of Dracula on Saturday night. Come work and play with us and the goats. The Ancestors insist!
Chicory continues to brighten the mornings and evenings with her brilliant blue flowers. The light frost seem to have deepened the color of the blooms until they verge on indigo or ultra violet. An invitation to those who wish to work more clearly with their third eye energy.
We continue to find red clover, wild carrot, and dandelion flowers to gladden our salads and our hearts. Remember! Green blessings are everywhere.
p.s. Check out the grapes on the next page. Grapes are one of the world’s original health foods.
And, mentored students, there is a special garlic supplement for you.
Happy Halloween everyone!!
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