Tag: spring

April is a tease!

I promise that I have some of my useful recipes, foraging, and other sorts of regular Pixie's Pocket posts ready to roll, but life has been full of personal flows and where I flow, the blog tends to go! Martha and Richard Canon, aka Memaw and Grandad...and I *think* that's my father or his elder brother as a baby. ...

Oh March, you bittersweet month!

March is really and truly here, and it announced itself in full gusts back on the first of the month. It's been banging against my house and crinkling the plastic we have over the windows to help keep us toasty and insulated. There have been teasingly beautiful warm days and gray, wet cold days.  This morning, I woke ...

Wakey Wakey, Eggs and Bakey!

Last night, Eric called me to rise from the couch and heating pad where I had nested to come outside. It was hard, but I went forth and out to the back porch, where a chorus of peeping frogs sang their joyous rhythm! It's the first time we've heard them this year, and it made my heart leap in my chest! Peeking between ...

Things I Love: Keeping the House Warm

It's the full moon, the beginning of February, and the ewes are swelling with life! So am I, for that matter. It's lovely to see the fresh bright green of chickweed and dandelion already popping up in the soil. Bulbs are beginning to poke up greens to taste the air. More and more birds are returning to the backyard - ...

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Things I Love: Has it really been that long?! Yipes!

  Wow...it has been a while since I've last checked in! I've been traveling from festival to festival, and any time not taken up by traveling, packing, unpacking, repacking or full on festival-ing has been spent caring for my sweet little home and garden. I hope you all are doing well out there, in your little ...

Happy Spring! #WorldPoemDay 2017

Man...am I ever glad to see the beginning of spring. This winter has been a terribly brutal one for so many people that I know. There's been breakdowns of the political, physical, emotional, and mental varieties. We went from fall wildfires to tempestuous temperatures, orchard-harming frosts and not enough rain and ...

Things I Love: There’s too many to count…

A bee was out on a warm evening, and found her way into my beer. Poor thing! We gave her water and a drop of honey to help her sober up (hopefully) and find her way home. Look how hard she's breathing (her flexing rear-end) - poor little bee. #bees #bees #ilovebees #drunk #pixiespocket A post shared by Amber ...

Things I Love: June in Asheville

Foxglove from Spirithaven Farm, Stuart, VA I love June, for all of the daily rain and thunder booming, the flowers and the veggies blooming! I've been bottling brew, chopping soapwort, and otherwise rising out of the slump that has kept me a bit stagnant through early spring...but happily, my creative ...

Wild Fermented Dandelion Ginger Wine

It is a beautiful spring, but I'm singing the blues. I'm down to my last bottle of dandelion wine from last year, and now I have to make more! It will be months before I can drink more of this delicious, nutritious nectar! Oh, well. I'll make the most out of it and get a new batch going. There's no sense in ...

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Things I Love: My Busy Life

>   Just another day in the life of a pixie...image by Indulge Images   I've been busy, folks, which means there are infrequent updates and not a lot of blogging time.   I have been doing important things, like standing on a beautiful woman lying on a bed of nails!  Seriously though ...

A poem about March

A poem about March This is a snippet of sweet words that sprung, fresh-born, into my head on the way to work one morning.  I was fighting to keep my eyes on the road as I drove, enchanted by the silver spider webs that coated the light green grass - the sun shining there illuminated the entire earth into a manuscript ...

Ask a Pixie: Seasonal Allergies and Remedies

Howdy, folks! I’ve been getting lots of reader questions and comments sent to my inbox, and so I’m beginning a new feature called “Ask A Pixie” where I will answer your queries anonymously as a blog post.  Got a question? Now, bear in mind that I am an herbalist, but not licensed to offer medical advice. What I can ...

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The Beauty of Spring Equinox

Bee on Blossom by C. Thomas Happy Spring Equinox! Today is the official first day of spring...the vernal equinox. That is the day in our year when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equator, making night and day of approximately equal length all over the earth. I can see it happening...my own mama (Hey ...

Imbolc and a Link Round-up

A Florotype from Elzbieta Wodala - lovely! This is the busiest January I've had in a while!  I've got a few recipes and other posts in the works, but until I can sit down and hammer them out, I hope you enjoy these tidbits: I was the lucky winner of a giveaway!  My prize is a really great e-book from Carol J. ...

Farewell, Bok the Chicken.

Pretty Bok - Image by Modern Scribe Photography My sweet love had to put down our last chicken today; the poor biddy was sick and dying and he wanted to shorten her pain. He spoke her a sweet eulogy: "Rest in peace, Bok. All life is made new. All life is forever. Now feed the grandchildren of the worms you ...

March is Green and Misty

The early misty Marchy morning and me. Oh March!  The past few days have found me feeling very sensitive and heart-achey for no apparent reason, other than the early spring... when I think of how my heart feels, I have the image of dark, damp earth being pushed aside for a fresh bright green shoot reaching ...

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