harvest

Library
Poems and Prose

Thanksgiving Prayer

The Earth Gives us the food we eat The Sun warms it and makes it sweet And we remember all who give Of themselves so we may live The wind and creatures spread the seeds That one day my family feeds They’re nourished when the rain falls down And men and women tend the ground […]

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Library
Poems and Prose

The Ant and the Grasshopper

Once upon a lovely spring day, a young grasshopper was frolicking in a meadow when he happened to meet a pretty young ant out on a scouting mission. “Hello, dear lady.” Said the grasshopper. “Will you walk with me awhile?” The ant considered and said, “Alright sir. I will walk with you, but I must […]

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Kitchen Witch Corner
Recipes

Apple Butter

Apple butter is spiced, cooked apples made smooth and delicious for spreading on toast or serving over waffles. This recipe is my favorite way to use up a big harvest of less-than-perfect, windfall and insect damaged apples. Just cut off the damaged parts and share them with the poultry. Preparation Time: Ingredients: As many apples […]

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Food
Homestead and Hearthcraft
Kitchen Witch Corner
Morningbird's Garden

Apples

The apple tree is a deciduous, fruit-bearing tree that produces the crisp fruit that gives it its name. It is a relatively small tree, reaching 25 feet in height and dwarf cultivars are available that are considerably smaller, 10 feet tall or less. Small (2 inches long usually, up to 4 inches long), ovular, slightly […]

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Book of Shadows
Holy Days
Ritual

Feast of Sacrifice

The Feast of Sacrifice celebrates the sacrifice that other living things- plant and animal- make so that we may live. An effigy is made out of materials on hand and stuffed with good things to eat. It is then “sacrificed” and the food is taken from it and made part of a ritual feast. There […]

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