Onwards and Upwards

4 thoughts on “Onwards and Upwards”

  1. Whoa, that’s a lot to catch up on. I admire your perseverance; that much work would leave me flat and stunned. My own summer has been nowhere near as busy; there’s been plenty of wildgathering certain herbs (althea, cranesbill, pokeweed, hemlock, meadowsweet, curly dock, rpses. peppermint, plantain, mugwort; the grapes are almost fully ripe, as are the holly berries, and the hawthorn berries are still green but won’t stay that way for long). I’ve also been working on cleaning several skulls and skeletons of my own; garter snake, rabbit, squirrel, yearling pig, whitetail doe, marmot, and rattlesnake. I have the bodies of a female possum to dig up; she’s been underground a year, as have two coyotes and the biggest raccoon I’ve ever seen (35# easy); the mama possum’s 12 babies (death by car, alas) are all small enough to fit into individual baby food jars with water, to macerate. The marmot and rattlesnake are from Montana (Billings); the doe skull was from the southern part of Illinois. I’ve finished up a cycle of poems to complete an oath I took, and I have another set to finish before the autumnal equinox. Plus an herbalism column due in a week and a baker’s dozen of book reviews. I figure that’ll keep me busy until almost the end of October.

    Good luck and best wishes for a smooth and untroubled move. Even when nothing goes wrong, they can be far more work than we expected.

  2. Wow, that sounds like you’ve been incredibly busy!

    I’ll be on the move myself, soon, into my first home (eep!). Didn’t work with spirits, so for me it was more of the “it’s good enough, let’s do it” kind of thing, except it happened rather suddenly when we were looking at another possible purchase. But now I finally have room to grow and expand as a person and as a witch, which will be amazing. 🙂 It would be great to finally learn how to garden! (Alas, all potted plants die for me. 😦 )

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