Posts Tagged ‘Permaculture’

Garden Photos and Radio Show Link for Friday, May 18

As promised, here’s the link and time conversion for tomorrow’s (Friday, May 18, 2018) radio show. You can listen to the show from anywhere with internet access by clicking here at 1:30 p.m. Eastern this Friday.

For your convenience, that’s:

10:30 a.m. Pacific Daylight time

11:30 a.m. Mountain time

12:30 p.m. Central

16:30 UK time

17:30 in Western Europe and South Africa

7:30 a.m. Hawaii time

1:30 a.m. in Taiwan

and 3:30 a.m. in Sydney, Australia.

If you’re not in those areas, you can still listen at that time, but those are the main regions I know I have blog readers and clients.

Last week, we discussed the challenges and gifts of Chronic Lyme disease, my Metaphysics of Lyme Disease book in progress, and we also touched astrology as a healing tool and some of my encounters with the Spirit World. For now, that show is archived here.

And now for some garden pictures! First, the cutest little faery house setup we’ve ever seen — David bought it as an early birthday gift for me. You can see it next to some bachelor’s buttons getting ready to bloom, alongside purple verbena:

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Ann Kreilkamp ~ Tomorrow’s New Moon in Taurus heralds, within hours, two powerful sign changes: Uranus from Aries to Taurus, Mars from Capricorn to Aquarius

Ann Kreilkamp, who happens to be my very inspiring and Uranian astrology mentor, as well as the founder of Green Acres Permaculture Village, gives her take on May 15th’s big shifts.

New Moon in Taurus, Uranus (who rules Aquarius) moving from Aries (who rules Mars) into (Venus ruled) earthy Taurus, and Mars moving from (Saturn ruled) earthy Capricorn into Aquarius. We’ve got several layers of Uranus-Taurus-Mars activity tomorrow, and that’s just the beginning. In addition to possible financial and political ramifications, Ann gets into the potential for Uranus in Taurus to revolutionize how we grow food — a topic close to both of our hearts. Much more here for the astro-curious.

May 2018 Specials, Radio Show Dates and Beltane Blessings

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Happy Beltane! As we enter this season of fertility, creativity, and the union between Earth and Sky, feminine and masculine, I wish you abundance and growth. Samhain blessings to those of you in the Southern Hemisphere. In either location, the veils are very thin this week — good times for manifestation, communication and work with the Faery Realm. May 2018 Specials aim to support these energies in both subtle and more overt ways. These are based on client requests, but seem to represent larger needs and desires at this time.

After the monthly specials, you can also find dates and times of five more upcoming radio shows. The last show had such a bizarrely high number of engaged listeners that the sponsors and radio show want more.

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Our Relocation: The Inside Scoop on Dra’Faven

At long last, I can make official what I’ve only hinted at for months: this past Summer David and I bought a house and relocated from Goshen, IN to Kalamazoo, MI.

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After considering many other locations and then taking a whirlwind tour of Southwest Michigan in Summer 2016, we found that Kalamazoo offered all the things that attracted us to far more distant locales. It feels like the “sweet spot” of Continue reading

Garden Update: Rain! Plus, More Helpers “Reporting for Duty”

After many prayers and much intending, we finally got some deeply needed rain last Thursday and Friday. With so many local trees obviously struggling and very dry, hard ground, I had hoped for a long, gentle rain, and that’s exactly what we received! It rained just enough on Thursday to prepare the ground, and then on Friday, we got a full day into the evening of very slow, misty rain, kind of like nature’s version of a soaker hose. I could feel a collective sigh of relief from all the nearby plants and trees, especially our weeping birch:

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On Thursday evening, I went on a walk around the neighborhood. Upon my return, I spent some time with the birch and asked it to give me a sign if the nearly dead branches (from before we moved in) had any life left in them Continue reading

Compost, Critters and Fritillaria

Another update from the Wild Kingdom of Faery Gardening. This morning features hopefully my last truckload of compost and soil. I ordered a lighter blend and 1/3 less than last time, so I also hope to finish today rather than in tomorrow’s 87 degrees! We shall see. I had planned to get the delivery yesterday with its balmy high of 75 degrees; however, I had a backlog of email sessions Continue reading

More Mantis and Marmot Magic

After last week’s unusual animal sightings and interactions, the bizarre fun continues. The praying mantis who “reported for duty” last week is the friendliest insect I’ve come across. He (and it does seem to be a he, judging by size) landed on David’s arm on Sunday, and yesterday, I felt someone looking at me, only to discover it was my little mantis friend, hanging out on the cosmos! He said hi and then continued on his way. Today, he landed on my arm while I was planting strawberries and thyme. We both startled each other when I jumped, but after I apologized for flailing my arm, he turned his head and nodded at me.

David took down the dog run wire that had created a no-fly zone for hawks and eagles, Continue reading