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The Odor Of Sanctity

Summer                                    Waxing Grandchildren Moon Have you ever smelled fresh bees wax?  A smell that takes you right to the essence of the natural world.  It exudes a sense of well-being, freshness, vitality.  I harvested some honey today for the Woolly meal on Monday night.  The honey and the honey comb offer that same sensation; perhaps, […]

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Important Document? Read While Driving.

Spring                                                 Awakening Moon Warning:  Rant ahead.  Not texting, not brushing teeth, not combing hair, not eating cereal or drinking coffee, no, this young woman I passed on my way to the MIA yesterday read while driving.  By reading I do not mean look down, then follow the road, but eyes glued to page, peripheral vision […]

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Gnashing of Teeth

Fall                                    Waning Blood Moon Back to the gnashing of teeth.  When I went out to plant the garlic this morning, I discovered Vega and Rigel had decided to become gardeners, too.  They dug up beds, they dug up around beds.  They moved a lot of soil, none of it in a constructive manner. This almost […]

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Harvest and Preservation

Lughnasa                      Waning Harvest Moon It changed.  The game.  After half-time most of the time, I expected to see showed up.  How about that 64 yard run by Peterson?  Wow.  Still, it concerned me that we didn’t get more pressure on Brady Quinn.  I’m looking forward to the analysis. Kate has made grape juice, a lot, […]

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A Cool Night.

Beltane                    Full Flower Moon This is the kind of weather that can scare a Minnesota gardener.  Right now the temperature is 42.  It could, will, go lower, though the prediction says no lower than 40.  If I thought it were going to get down to freezing, I’d have to cover my new peas and turnips.  […]

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Peas, Turnips and Parsnips Oh, My

Beltane                    Waxing Flower Moon Many daffodils bloom outside the writing area.  No tulips yet, but they should bloom in the next few days. Snow peas, sugar peas, garden peas, snap peas all went into the ground this morning.  This took a while because there were several steps.  First, loosen the soil with a spading fork.  […]

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