Monday, October 31, 2011

happy all hallows grim!                   enjoy!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

late october...last garden post for the year, methinks!

being as there is 3 grandchildren in the household, there will be 3 jack o' lanterns carved. per request of grandchild #1, seeds have been saved from her pumpkin.  seeds will, therefore, be saved from the (smaller) pumpkin of grandchild #2.  am hoping that daughter will pick up a small white or pie pumpkin for grandchild #3 (who, as yet, is too little to protest the size).  granted, there is only minute space in the wee patch, but i will still try to put in 3 pumpkins.

grandchild #1 also requests lavender to be grown in 'her' garden. i have 2 containers..the smaller will be for a lavender seedling or two. the taller one i will try a clematis & a patio rose. other flowers set are: marigold (day of the dead), carnation, & hedge petunia.

herbs set are: mugwort, basil, german chamomile, spearmint, peppermint, bergamot

veggies set are: tomatoes, lettuce, pickling cucumber, cabbage, .....

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

*the* perfect all hallows grim song...

a time of remembrance, of ghosts gathered, thinning veil,  candles flickering, apples glow, incense wavering in the breeze....& song....dream a little dream of me...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

thursday in october..

..pretty much means all is quiet in the garden. what few plants are left, are left so that i can see what frost will do within my little patch.
so, instead, here is an excellent (short) post on OWS : head for red   
has it right. people are finally scared enough to make some noise. now, if  OWS will evolve into a political movement with enough voters' clout, maybe it's not too late to force some wall street change!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

breakfast time!

i have a few apples left, & the urge to practice pie, it's off to the the english kitchen i go (after dropping off grandchild #1 to school).

Monday, October 17, 2011

giveaway from mrs.b.!

on deck today is a copy of  'the witches book of the dead' (christian day).  just follow the  link to get into the action. this looks to be a fantastic book, which i *really* hope to get, one way or another, between now & december ;)

Friday, October 14, 2011

right on point

strategic sorcery  has a wonderful graphic which explains the occupy-wallst. 'movement'.  don't skip reading the comments, either.  well though out.  oligarchs refusing to share enough of the wealth to keep the majority content has lead to this upset. the abusive way police are responding implies that they are afraid that once the 'last straw' happens, violence will follow.  they're right.  rough ride ahead folks....

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

i have been accused...

...of being a cynic. 'accused' is the right word for it...the tone the word is uttered with is quite disdainful &
seems to require a pointing finger.  many people use 'cynic' without understanding the philosophy behind it.  i am guilty of this as well. imagine, then, my delight, to read the latest entry on dionysian atavism.  as it happens, i do have quite a bit in common with the cynic philosophy after all!  still could do with getting rid of some more stuff, though......;)

Friday, October 7, 2011

4 days after the last rain...

...& the garden is still so damp & compact a stray mushroom has october :/  

riley, soninlaws' dog, bounced through one of the mums, snapped it in 3 pieces.  the other 2 mums have lovely burgundy blooms, as advertised, but won't be getting any bigger.           

not having grown pumpkin before, i googled a how-to article or two. all pointed out that pumpkins are prone to powdery mildew. that one is supposed to clip off affected leaves, as fungicide won't work once the mildew is established. also, that clipped leaves won't affect the plants' ability to grow fruit.  huh...still growing, no pumpkin. so, from now on, i will just let the pumpkin put out as many mildew-y leaves as it can.
observe & note, plant next season for better luck!                                               

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

awesome giveaway time!

the wondrous mrsb. is taking time out from writing her first book (yea!) to have a few giveaways for the season upon us.  on deck is a copy of 'old world witchcraft' by raven grimassi.  the cover alone should have this book on *many* wish=-lists.  so, quickly now, pop over to confessions of a pagan soccermom & join in the fun.

for once, it's a tuesday blog thought!

there are 4 blogs i read whose commenters are so interesting that i return daily just to read what people have said in reply to (consistently) wonderful posts.  herbal witchcraft is one.  harry hits the nail on the head, once again, with thoughts on the energies within windy days.  plus which, i buy my herb seeds from him yearly, & have never been disappointed!