Grain Harvest Recipe: Peach and Berry Cobbler

This week's grain harvest recipe features in-season fruits blueberries and peaches. Both blueberries and peaches are available here in Michigan to pick until mid-September. Again if you are picking blueberries in your favorite patch, remember the local black bear loves them too. Be polite and share, give the bear the bulk of the bushes as … Continue reading Grain Harvest Recipe: Peach and Berry Cobbler

Sacred Trees in the Americas – Spruce (Picea glauca, Picea pungens, Picea spp.)

Yule/Winter Solstice: Bloodstone — Crystal Dawn

Stone of the Season: Bloodstone Energy: Projective Element: Fire Planet(s): Mars Bloodstone is opaque, green, spotted varieties of chalcedony. The dark green of the bloodstone is spotted with red because of the presence of iron oxides. These distinctive spots seem to resemble blood, thus giving the stone its name. Found in India, Brazil, China, Australia, […] … Continue reading Yule/Winter Solstice: Bloodstone — Crystal Dawn

The Truth About Bats: 3 Reasons to Love Them

The bat is a messenger A Little Information about one of the creatures that unwittingly play a part in our Halloween decorating and horror stories. The bat may bring a message from either the other world or your subconscious The bat is a powerful symbol for Native American shamans, who recognized that the bat was highly … Continue reading The Truth About Bats: 3 Reasons to Love Them