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Poems and Prose

Prometheus and Epimetheus: A Tale of Two Brothers

After Kronos defeated Ouranos, he called together all of the Titans and he said: “Now that the power of Creation is ours, let us create. Let us cover our Mother with all manner of living things to Her glory.” And he called upon the brothers Prometheus and Epimetheus to fill the Earth with living creatures […]

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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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Homestead and Hearthcraft
Morningbird's Garden

Harvesting and Using Wild Grape Leaves

There are many species of wild grape in my area and the grapes they produce are small, few, and not very tasty. Their leaves, however, are large, abundant, and delicious. I like to gather them in late spring and early summer over the course of a few weeks and then ferment them in brine to […]

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Holy Days
Homestead and Hearthcraft
Kitchen Witch Corner

First Harvest Reflections

The feast of the First Harvest is a feast of little bits. The garden is full of promise, but not full of ripe produce. We have some zucchini, an eggplant, maybe even a tomato, but hardly enough of anything to make a meal, but together, with a handful of herbs, couple eggs from the hens […]

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Reflections on Midsummer

The thing about Midsummer, when you live on a farm, is that it’s a break, more so perhaps even than Midwinter. At Midsummer (at least here) we have just finished busting our butts to get the planting done and there’s not much left to do there but water and watch for weeds and celebrate the […]

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