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dried herbs from my garden, medicinal, culinary, magical. TEA www.greennutrilabs.com

Herb as medicine was just becoming popular back in the - But they were not called witches they were Grand-mother and Grand-daughters who kept the family traditions and stayed away from man made junk that is now killing Americans by the bus load eve

Fireweed Jelly - a beautiful medicinal plant found just about everywhere, a perennial  wildflower in the Evening Primrose family - you will see on some honey labels,  bees adore it because it makes a lot of nectar

Fireweed Jelly - a beautiful medicinal plant found just about everywhere, a perennial wildflower in the Evening Primrose family - you will see on some honey labels, bees adore it because it makes a lot of nectar

Mirabelle Jam (Yellow Cherry Plum Jam)

Mirabelle Jam (Yellow Cherry Plum Jam)

I’ve been looking out for sloes all season with the anticipation of turning out a batch of Sloe Gin, but just haven’t discovered any.  What I do have in bucket loads are plums (- when w…

I've been looking out for sloes all season with the anticipation of turning out a batch of Sloe Gin, but just haven't discovered any. What I do have in bucket loads are plums (- when we moved into.

May Day is related to the Celtic festival of Beltane and the Germanic festival of Walpurgis Night.  – it has traditionally been an occasion for celebration. As Europe became Christianized, the pagan holidays lost their religious character and either changed into popular secular celebrations, as with May Day, or were merged with or replaced by new Christian holidays. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/May_Day

Beltane Celebration - One of the four major Sabbats in the Celtic tradition, Beltane celebrates life. For the Celts, it was a festival that insured fertility and growth.

Make a garden Goddess on the lead up to May Day to watch over your garden over the summer :)

Create a Garden Goddess for May Day! The Garden Goddess will look over your garden and take care of the seeds you are sowing. This idea comes from the book "Celebrating the Great Mother" by Cait Johnson.

Wheel of the Year: Beltane Maypole representing fertility - One of my favourite activities as a child in primary school, weird considering both the sexual context of Maypole dancing and that fact my primary school headmaster was very Christian.

Diary of a Desperate Exmoor Woman: Come on baby, light my fire! Beltane, May Day, se.