comfrey02-510x383Comfrey is so much more than just a pretty face!   Bees LOVE it!    It is one of the best organic fertilizers around and a beneficial companion plant for almost everything!   And it is hardy enough to stand up to any amount of traffic and rough housing!

I love ponds the way some women love shoes!   What could be better than a soothing sanctuary in your own yard?   I will be sculpting another pond this summer and will document the journey this time!

I think that all lilies are beautiful … but dollar for dollar there are few better investments than a hardy water lily!

They are one of the first flowers to bloom in the yard and faithfully carry on until the real hard frosts of fall!

Bonus that those lovely lily pads help prevent evaporation and protect the little wildlife that settles into a naturalized pond! 


At some point in time, death is the price we all pay for living.

Dogs are essential to our well being because they teach us to live in the Now. They do not say “I am too old to be loved” or “I am not healthy enough to be loved”! They do not wait to love until later!

Dogs embody the spirit of Carpe Deum and we are all richer for it!

Please note:

Sometimes folks stumble in here by accident while searching for free gardening information, recipes or any of the other useful bits that can be found here.

If this is not what you were expecting, you can do one of two things. Either you can rummage around for all the bits that really are bot free …. or you can stomp off in a huff. What you should not do is waste any time trying to show me the “error of my ways’. In the spirit of fair play, please be advised that all such missives are deleted unread.

Over the years, I have learned many valuable lessons because folks along the way were generous enough to share their enthusiasms and expertise. This site is simply my way of giving back. It is a hobby for me, and there are no tracking bots or ads or sales pitches to worry about 🙂

Blessed Be




If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water. Loren Eiseley


Merry Meet!

This site has been around in one form or another since 1998. When I first started muddling along with this project, I was much more capable in the kitchen and the garden than with my computer! Indeed, until that time I actually did not even know how to turn on a computer at all!

All the infomation here on this site is available for your personal use … with no strings or warranties attached! Like ever so many other women, I wear more than one hat … often at the same time 🙂 I am an animal lover … a retired cook … a passionate gardener ….a practicing witch … and yes … a mother and a grandmother too!

If you are looking for a teacher please do not go looking online! While the net is a great place for pagans to connect and support each other, the journey itself is an important part of the process that cannot take place entirely in the virtual world! Sadly .. as with anything else in life … there are folks looking to simply make a fast buck without being able to offer ‘the real goods’