Monday’s Mabon Musing

Embrace this time the change of light, with shorter days and longer nights.The wheel has turned, the time will change,the darker side of the earth remains.There is magick in the lunar light, with intuition at its height.The alchemy of Mother Earth, from birth to death, will come rebirth. Rejoice in this season, may it fillContinue reading “Monday’s Mabon Musing”

Tuesday on the Homestead

There is a moment when our cultivation feels positive – a flush of growth – flowers, beans, herbs, and nightshades: tomatoes, tomatillos, husk cherries, wonderberries, peppers, eggplants (no potatoes this year, can you believe it? I love growing potatoes but couldn’t do it this year), grapes, blackberries, and apples. Despite the weather (so dry inContinue reading “Tuesday on the Homestead”

Musing on a Monday

The Apple Orchard Come let us watch the sun go downand walk in twilight through the orchard’s green.Does it not seem as if we had for longcollected, saved and harbored within usold memories? To find releases and seeknew hopes, remembering half-forgotten joys,mingled with darkness coming from within,as we randomly voice our thoughts aloudwandering beneath theseContinue reading “Musing on a Monday”

Duendesday: the Crazies

{life with a curious and crazy 11 yr old} This kid is cray cray. She’s losing teeth all over the place (naturally, just seems all the time!), she’s foraging, gardening, climbing, dancing, swinging on the swing, making paper airplanes, making up games (like Belly Target – and yes, she wrote the numbers backwards because sheContinue reading “Duendesday: the Crazies”

Monday’s Musing

Burning the Old Year BY NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Letters swallow themselves in seconds.   Notes friends tied to the doorknob,   transparent scarlet paper,sizzle like moth wings,marry the air. So much of any year is flammable,   lists of vegetables, partial poems.   Orange swirling flame of days,   so little is a stone. Where there was something and suddenly isn’t,   an absence shouts, celebrates, leaves aContinue reading “Monday’s Musing”