Welcome

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I live with my husband and best friend in an old farmhouse on two acres, in a small, unincorporated Ag town in the Pacific Northwest.   We grow culinary and medicinal herbs, and I wildcraft for several plants that we don’t grow.  Since I recently retired from my day job, I am thrilled to have more time to just be.

Magick just IS.  It exists, for you, the very moment you are open to seeing it.  It’s near you in the city, in the forest, by the sea, by the light of the sun and moon, in a baby’s first breath, in deep love or the flash of a lightning bolt.  It’s a magical life!

Nature spirits ride the airwaves of the playful breeze that weaves through our valley, and the currents of the wild river just the other side of a wetland preserve that parallels our property.    Pear orchards border two sides of our property, offering our two feline friends lots of room to chase meeses.  The sky is dark at night, except for the stars.  Frogs and crickets rule!   This place, more than any area we’ve lived, is balm to my soul.

Our large vegetable garden and composting keep us busy in the warm weather.   In the winter, knitting, quilting and other crafts make the enforced indoor time enjoyable. Putting food by, making herbal remedies, soap, lotions and potions creates a cozy, handcrafted life.  We have always been interested in learning as many homesteading and country skills as time permits.

I embrace sustainability and am categorically against all genetically modified foods, Big Pharm and much of what our government is up to.  If you visit my blog and are of a similar mind, please leave a comment so I can visit yours, too.  I look forward to connecting with you!