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shed inside

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One corner of my garden shed.  We worked on it over the long weekend, hung shelving and cabinets on the walls, put up the curtains, laid the rugs, hung the front door, and many other small details.  Already I am drying flower petals to be used for incense soon.

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This is the best workbench, countertop is a deal from the restore last year, Henry made the swivel stool out of 2 different broken stools, using the good parts of both.

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Found this small chest a couple of years ago at a yard sale, it fits perfectly beside the front door.

Fall Class Schedule!

Here is the class schedule for September and October 2014;
Sept. 13 10AM Meditation with Harvey Hilbert, FREE (donation if you are able)
Sept 13 1-2:20 PM Candle Magick with Janet $10.00
Sept 20 1-4PM Basic Astrology, Part 1, Signs, Planets and Houses, with Joy $12.00
Sept 27 1-3PM Making Charm Bags, includes all supplies, with Miss Ann $20.00
Sept 27 1-4PM Basic Astrology Part 2 Elements of Interpretation with Joy, $12.00
October 11 10AM Meditation with Harvey Hilbert, Free, (donation if you are able)
October 11 1-3PM Learning Tarot with Miss Ann, this is the first of 7 classes, $50.00 for all or $10.00 a week.
October 18 1-2 PM Learning Tarot with Miss Ann
October 18 3-4PM Using Herbs in Magick with Janet $10.00
October 25 1-2PM Learning Tarot with Miss Ann.
Class space for all events is limited so please sign up early to reserve your place>

The Pansys have passed away, making way for the new,

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They were lovely while they lasted, but the high triple digit temperatures have done them in.  I pressed many in the pages of a large book , later I will use them in artwork and many more were dried to be used in a special incense blend.

Downsizing could become a habit? Or the art of saving money.

So after the big plunge of letting go my nice car,and realizing i kinda like my new chevy (and all of the money I am saving) I started thinking about what else I could let go…I am originally from New England and the adage there is; Re-use, Re-purpose, Re-make

1.  The old Kentucky wooden rocking bench, falling apart from old age but husband promised to rebuild and never had time…goes to the wood burn pile.  Our Friday Nite Blessing fires do use a lot of wood!

2. We already do not have cable tv, just an antenna on the roof…but have a stack of older tvs that don’t get the digital signal…saw a  photo of a cute cat bed made from a tv shell. And another of a planter…good use for stuff taking up space.  Better get crafting!

3.  Last weekend we moved the wood pile from its tumbled down state to a better location, hubby saves all wood he finds, left over from projects, pallets with still usable pieces etc, but because we need a clear piece of ground to set up the tent we use for Pagan Pride Day, (coming up October 13th) the whole pile had to move. The Tent is make from all recycled parts and needs to be stood up after being in storage for a year, to make sure it still does stand up.

Our home made tent

cardboard tubes, coffee can tops, and a used canopy, works great!! And you can see it a mile away!

4. Because the  wood moved, if i am creative, I can extend the garden so next spring i can put in more vegetables for eating and more herbs and flowers for incense making.  Better use of our limited back yard space.  oh by the way, when we buy this building i am planning a garden here too!!!  Can’t wait to develop the back yard space to allow parking, gardening and a patio with tables and chairs for tea shop customers…all of these improvements coming up in the spring!

5.  As those who know me well already know that i love yard sales and usually go to each one on my path to work on saturday mornings but, sad to say, i have to forego that pleasure until the building is officially purchased and in fact I will probably have a yard sale myself to raise money for that project.  On my day of f Monday I will be going thru my stock piles at home to see what can be let go of…

Let go,   reduce,    reuse,    repurpose,    remake,    re…   re…   re…!

 

Money Incense

 

This incense is ready and packaged for pickup in the shop, or can shipped to you.

Our very popular herbal Money Incense begins with Coreopsis,

Golden coin shaped round flowers, a good beginning for our popular Money Incense.

These bloom all summer; picking the flowers encourages more to bloom.

Dried flower heads shrink quite a bit, it is a good thing that I have several clumps of this growing, some in pots others in the ground.

This Money Incense, designed to be burned with charcoal, contains other herbs and spices including pine, cinnawmon, jasmine and others and has an enticing orangey/lemony scent.

we will be making new batches of this incense throughout the summer and fall.

 

Views of the garden

Mom has a shed to hold all her garden books, drying racks for herbs, chairs for wintertime dreaming, and other assorted things she treasures. Dad ran an electric line there for her lights, radio and wood burning tools.

The garden has a maze of pathways to the different areas. In the back left near Dads shed you can see barrels for dirt, compost and manure.

Iris, Rue, Russian Blue Sage, Thyme, Lavender, Roses, Orange Mint, and more!

A space for everything inside the shed, well, almost, Mom says she could fill a larger space but...

Packed and ready for the day…

We are packed for the day at the park…Pagan Pride Day…Young Park 10-5pm “Super blow out TEA SALE”…Herbal Incense Blends, magick ingredients lots more

Closing the store in at 4 today…it’s all in the truck anyway…we will see you at the park tomorrow and back in the store sunday 12-3PM

*CandleMagick 101 with Nasya" Sunday 1PM $25.00

Today I packaged new incense blends…

  • Day of the Dead Incense, All Hallows Eve Incense, and Wise Woman Incense

    All Hallow’s Eve Incense for the Brave…calls up those spirits who are hanging around.  You might like them  -or- not!  Smokey with Dead Geranium and Old Jasmine.

  • Day of the Dead Incense…a good blend to bury, oh, I mean Burn, while honoring the dead. Evening Delight, Vanilla, Pumpkinspice, allspice and Red Sandlewood.
  • Wise Woman Incense..Full of Sage, Motherwort, LemonBalm, and Nettle with just a hint of Rose.
  • Halloween Oil…Sour Apple, Cloying Clove, Witches Fingers and Old Bones and other creepy things.

Mabon…

Happy Mabon! Well happy almost Mabon.  The summer is all but gone and the equinox is upon us.  While this might go down as the year of the great orange candle shortage, we still have plenty of supplies for your Mabon altar.

Red candles work well as apples ripen on the trees and are a fruit of autumn.  Purple candles match the blooms and berries of Woody nightshade, (commonly mistaken for belladonna) which is growing and thriving in the wild at this time of year.

Brown candles are traditional for fall as they represent the Earth getting ready to hibernate for the winter; also, pecans are almost ready for harvest.

For Mabon Anastasia wants to share this recipe with you. She feels that Apple Bread is overdone so she ‘s sharing a recipe for Pumpkin Bread.

1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
4 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
2/3 cup water
1/2 tsp vanilla
3 cups white sugar
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 cup raisins (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour three 7×3 inch loaf pans.

2. In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, apple sauce, vanilla, water and sugar until well blended. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and ginger. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Mix in raisins. Pour into the prepared pans.

3. Bake for about 50 minutes. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

This freezes well too. So if you don’t want to share after you’ve made it, save the spare loaf or loaves.

Cranberries can be substituted for raisins.  And speaking of cranberries, a cup of the delicious Cranberry Tea from the Funky Karma Tea Room goes well with this bread. We have Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg and Cloves in the Herb & Spice Room.

All of these are related to the Autumn Harvest. We also have Mabon Oil nd Mabon Incense.  Stop in and see up for your ritual supplies, and have a Happy Mabon.

Funky Karma Online Store now active!!!!!!

Only a few products today but I will be adding everyday until we have full strength.

funkykarma.storenvy.com

and will be available on facebook also.

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