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Time to explore some new territory today. Take a break from my harvest of fragrant Wild Ginger and check out some local woods closer to Dundas. Nothing particularly exiting in the first hour and a half. Confirming some varieties of Goldenrod that will only share their family secret through their unmistakable fragrance. Leaves, and flowers […]

Saturday, a pause in the Fall harvest. I usually do not harvest much on Saturday unless there is a brief window of opportunity that I can’t let pass, unkess the planetary hour, the Moon’s sign or planetary influences make up for it being “Saturn’s day”.    I look around my study and work area and […]

Friday again. Beautiful.  One of those few days in the week that anything can be harvested or processed. Not only ruling  beauty and love, being an earth sign, Venus ,or Freya’s day is a day perfect for making things, manifesting on the physical plane. A day for creativity, especially. Creativity inspired or rooted in Love. […]

19 September. Sudden drop in temperature after a week or so of rain. Time to check all the appropriate places and “usual suspects” for mushrooms and other yummy fungi. St.John’swort oil still standing and being stirred a couple of times daily, time to double check the calendar to remember its starting and upcoming extraction dates. […]