Why am I (mostly) leaving my leaves alone? I love leaves! They are beautiful, not to mention beneficial. Ecologically, leaves serve many purposes. Natural (and free) mulch to protect plants from brutal winter temperatures. Wildlife habitat. Leaves are home to salamanders, chipmunks, box turtles, toads, shrews, earthworms, many insects species. Natural (and free) fertilizer. As Read more about Leaving Leaves (and the magical life beneath)[…]
Granny Cake 1 1/2 cup sugar2 cup flour1/2 tsp. salt (omit if using self-rising flour)1 tsp. baking soda (omit if using self-rising flour)2 eggs1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in its own juice (including juice)1 cup brown sugar1 cup chopped pecans1 cup evaporated milk1/2 cup sugar1 stick margarine1 tsp. vanilla Mix the sugar, flour, salt, Read more about Granny Cake[…]
As all of nature retreats to rest, it is fitting that we keep with the natural cycle and do the same. This is a wonderful time to rest, reflect, and dream.For out of the darkness, new life will eventually emerge. And what emerges is largely up to us… Here are some of the things I Read more about Winter Solstice 2016[…]
I live in what is known as the Balls Creek area of the Catawba Valley. North Carolina, USA. It is mid spring. While the early spring brought plenty of rainfall, it has been dry here for a few weeks now, and we sure could use some rain. I have been wandering around my yard, a Read more about My Landbase – Spring[…]
A Children’s Story for Samhain by D. J. Conway The night was very dark, with a Full Moon hanging in the cloud-filled sky above. The air was crisp with the feel of late Autumn and the doorway between the worlds was wide open. Carved pumpkins sat on the porches of the houses in the little Read more about the troll tear[…]
Animal so shy and small, Dreaming you were Bold and Tall — You hesitate, all sensitive, Waiting for a chance to live. Time is swift, it races by: Opportunities are born and die… Still you wait and will not try — A bird with wings who dares not rise and fly. But that You you Read more about A very small animal[…]
May all beings be happy.