Been Gone to long!

Over the last few years there have been ups & downs, emotional victories and set backs. I have come out stronger than I was before. Our grandsons are safe and legally in our custody. I retired my coven Circle of the Sacred Fae after my girls all became HPS’s themselves. I look forward to being…

Canning Season Begins!

Canning Pickles…… Well it’s that time of year again. Summer’s bounty is in full swing and harvesting of vegetables has begun. Which means, its time to start canning! But unfortunately for me this year my garden did not yield as much as a wanted. My cucumbers did not bloom at all so I visited our…

Sometimes it’s written in the Stars…

Every New Moon and Full Moon as a group we pull cards to give guidance as we walk this path. This New Moon I pulled a card that said it all. If 2013 wasn’t enough of emotional roller coaster, 2014 was on its way to being another hard year of personal and spiritual growth. There…

Mabon Blessings

Wishing you all a blessed Autumn Equinox. May the cooling breezes, the vibrant colors, and soothing scents of Fall sustain you as the Wheel turns and we begin our journey into and through the cold winter months. Brightest of blessings Taranatella Fae, HPS Circle of the Sacred Fae

Lughnasadh Loaves for the Altar

It has become a tradition of our Coven to make a outdoor Lughnasadh altar to the Gods. It usually consist of harvested fresh vegetables, corns, grains, fruits and of course breads.  This year has been no exception. I am back in the kitchen again, up to my old tricks 😉 I love this time of…

Fall Garden 2013

With August 1 right around the corner and the Blessing moon now passed, its time to plant that fall vegetable garden ;).. This year we planted all types of peppers from a variety of bell peppers, jalapeno, red chili peppers, and banana peppers. We planted 2 different types of cucumbers, crocked neck yellow squash, butter…

Lughnasadh Ritual Bread

This is the beginning of my favorite time of the year. Where the smell of bread and freshly canned fruits and vegetables through out the house. Butter Corn Bread in my from my blog a few days is the first of many recipes to come from now until after Yule. Enjoy.. Blessings, Tarantella Lughnasadh Ritual…

Happy Lughnasadh 2013

 This past full moon in July is known as the Blessing Moon. It is a time to count our blessings in our lives.  On Tuesday, July 22, 2013 I took my youngest grandson Kaden out to see his “Luna”. As I stood there holding him and looking up, I talked about how luna was blessing…

Lammas/Lughnasadh, mmmm smell the Bread!

Buttery Corn Bread Ingredients 2/3 butter softened 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1-2/3 cups 2% milk 2-1/3 cups all-purpose flour (can sub gluten-free all-purpose King Aurther) 1 cup cornmeal 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon Directions: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour,…

Temple Room Smells Divine

Today I harvested, tagged and hanged the herbs from my herb garden to dry in the Temple Room. It smells DIVINE! Simple to do, simple to hang, and simply magickal. These are the simple things in my life that remind me everyday why I am so grateful to the Elders of my family for forcing…

Dancing the Wheel with Celestial Beings

On Sunday while working with my one of my coven girls, I had vision of her celestial guides that were with her and I was inspired to update our seasonal altar. Normally I would have left Midsummer/Lilith altar up until Lammas/Lughnasadh, but I was so moved by all the creatures flying around during her element…

Canning Begins

Things needed for canning. Canning jars cleaned and sanitized Canning lids (new) Canning tongs 1 ladle 1 slotted spoon 1 small spoon or butter knife Towel damp paper towels for cleaning jars 1 large canning pot full of water and brought to a boil 1 large pot for cooking carrots Directions: 1. Bring large canning…