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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Creating an Emergency Vehicle Kit: Winter Edition

Here in Connecticut, we get the typical New England winters: cold, long, and full of snow (typically). I like to think we New Englanders are pretty well adapted to this whole winter business, but I also believe that a lot of us tend to be, well, too sure of ourselves in inclement weather. Plenty of people around here drive AWD or 4WD vehicles, which is great–but it’s not foolproof, as is…

Mabon: The Autumn Equinox

Wishing everyone a wonderful Mabon! ◊ ◊ ◊ Mabon is a time of equality, as the hours of light and dark are in balance. It is the also the Second Harvest, a time when our ancestors would cull any animals needed to sustain them through Winter, while also starting to harvest the last of their crops. Together, most communities would share a huge feast. I like to consider it the “Thanksgiving” of the Pagan religion. Take…

Weekend Reading

Going forward, I probably won’t post on the weekends, unless something really tickles my fancy. So, instead of posting, I’ll post a list of links to websites, blogs, books, or magazines that I found interesting or informative. I like to consider it a no-stress, fun-type of weekend reading. Because I am a nerd–I adore reading. If you don’t, that’s okay too….(though…

When Chickens Molt…

When chickens molt, it’s a raggedy-looking thing, ya’ll. Seriously, have you ever seen it? It’s like someone took feathers from a bunch of chickens and patched them together to make one Frankenstein-esque chicken. Bald patches and tiny, spiky, re-growing, baby feathers included. (No offense, Loretta, mama still loves you! After all, you lay the biggest eggs.) In all seriousness, though, molting chickens require a little extra…

Creating an Herbal Remedy Kit

Health care. It’s one of the most debated subjects out there. I’ll be honest, I’ve been very fortunate to have health care all of my life. I’ve never had any issues with my health care provider, either. I know I’m blessed, and I continue to give thanks for that. But I also know that I’m not in the majority. Before it became mandatory…