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My thoughts about Traditional Witchcraft, Wicca, cooking, gardening, and anything else that catches my fancy.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Witchcraft Weekend, and a Hazelnut Harvest!

I spent the past weekend in a suburb of Portland, Oregon at a Gardnerian event. The coven I'm working with hosted many interesting out-of-town guests and Craft luminaries, and I got to meet some amazing people. I was honored to be asked to give a presentation on "Magical Woods and Trees" and reworked my "From the Hazel to the Blackthorn" speech towards a more Gardnerian-specific angle. If I may be so bold, I think it went pretty well. We spend the weekend eating and chatting between wonderful classes and workshops. I especially liked the class on Gerald Gardner and early Gardnerian records and artifacts, and I learned many things I never knew. We closed Saturday night with a ritual.

In other news, today I harvested the first hazelnuts of the year. They are now ripening in a box in the garage. I have buckets and buckets more to gather, so I'm hoping the weather holds all week.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Back And Better Than Ever! Tons of News!

Well well well, it's been ages since I last posted, and I feel bad about that. SO much has happened so quickly, I just haven't had the time. So, let me sum things up. In the past 10 months since I've posted, I've:

1. Moved twice
2. Gotten into a very serious long term relationship
3. Had major surgery
4. Gone back to Texas to visit
5. Joined up with a local Gardnerian coven

So, yes, I'm still as much of a Witch as ever. I'm lucky that I now have room to have a huge, beautiful garden with my very own Elder trees and witchy herbs, thanks to my wonderful boyfriend. I promise to update the blog far more often from now on.