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So its the time of year that all of us put that extra witchy energy into our efforts.As I have said in the past everything a witch makes should be infused with their magical purpose.Every wreath a witch makes should be prepared with a wise eye towards the materials she uses ,and the intent she…


Added by Harobed on October 23, 2014 at 20:24 — 2 Comments

Pagans And Wood Stoves


weather is frigid and I'm now using a wood stove again for heat.So I

thought I'd post about the magical properties of the woods we

burn.before I wrote this I scooted around online for info pertaining to

this subject and was appalled to find that the infinitesimal bit of info

that was out there was expounding on burning Cedar! People never burn



Added by Harobed on January 7, 2014 at 18:00 — 1 Comment

The Owl And The Hedge Witch...."As I Held My Breath With Incredulous Wonder "

Everyday lovely day in my gardening realm,but today serendipity and the universe graced me.Since today dawned warm and clear finally I headed off to work the last thing I grabbed leaving the house was my camera thinking I might happen upon a stray blossom to show you.I was at a clients house picking up wind debris in the shade garden when I felt someone watching me ...thinking it was my son I stopped . As I straightened up I noticed what "at a distance"appeared to be a cluster of dead leaves…


Added by Harobed on January 29, 2013 at 20:00 — 5 Comments

Hexing And Vexing The Hedge Witch Way

So often Ive had people comment on a basket by my door ,wreath tucked into my garden ,that I decided to give you some real insight into my Hedge Witch ways.Spells aren't always burned or tucked into jars and hidden away most of my outdoor creations are spells.I'm not talking gardens now ,I'm talking about all that…


Added by Harobed on November 17, 2012 at 12:14 — 4 Comments

Some For Me And Some For My Fey......A HedgeWitchy Harvest

Today I picked the last of the years Pomegranates .These tough skinned fruit are always the last crop for me.They never ripened until cold hits them and I have to nab them quickly or the critters will get them.When fully ripe the tough skin will split open to reveal the blood red seeds inside.…


Added by Harobed on November 15, 2012 at 19:26 — 1 Comment

A Day Of Gardening With Me


This week I had the chore of cleaning up long neglected gardens for a new client.

Since he had just recently bought the property neither of us

had a clue as to what might be hiding beneath the tangle.

For the most part nothing! Apparently the previous owner had

a hot burning love for…


Added by Harobed on November 13, 2012 at 13:16 — No Comments

Harobed And RivahHippys Hit The Northern Virginia Pagan Pride Day

As some of you already know for the last 5 weeks I have been in a fever of creating because I was headed to my first ever pagan festival and as a vendor.So I wanted you all to see I didn't forsake your fellowship weeks in vain .It was a beautiful day for my first ever Pagan festival ,the Northern Va. morning was cool…


Added by Harobed on October 6, 2012 at 17:11 — No Comments

Root working The Hedge Witch way.......The Mulberry That Came To Me


Every project has its beginnings and mine for the most part come to me dirt covered and humble.during the spring my buddy Kendal had to pull a few invading 5-6 foot Mulberry trees from his property.Armed with his spade he popped them out of the ground to discover that 3 seasons of drought…


Added by Harobed on October 6, 2012 at 17:08 — 1 Comment

The Wild Hunt Lodge

The Wild Hunt Lodge is now open to serve your need

just a shady spot for a nap and some meade

Stand still and…


Added by Harobed on September 8, 2012 at 15:38 — 1 Comment

Frogs And Toads.....The Hedge Witch's Companions

All season I've chased critters with my camera and posted about my garden minions. With summer almost gone I still have a post or two left........

I love my frogs and toads!!! They eat the nasty buggers that chew on me and my plants.They immediately let me know if there are toxins in my realm. On top of…


Added by Harobed on September 2, 2012 at 14:02 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty......Uses Of Bone And Antler In Your Spells

Being a country girl and a Pagan gives me the opportunity to aquire bones easily.

Since Im not a dainty or squeamish witch I welcome all bones

and put them to good use!

So lets talk about this a bit......

There is a great deal of misconception around about the use of bones in witchcraft.

Due mostly to Christianity and misinformation that comes from Morons !

Contrary to what they would have you believe bones are not exclusively used by

necromancers,nor are…


Added by Harobed on September 2, 2012 at 13:59 — 1 Comment

Lets Get Crafty .........Scrying With Water ,Smoke And Flame

The definition of scry is "to make out dimly" or "to reveal."

Scrying is a time honored means of divination used by the ancient Celts, probably acquired knowledge via early Germanic invasions.Legend holds that Druids scryed using water as did the Egyptians.

A lot of people will tell you that…


Added by Harobed on August 18, 2012 at 15:45 — No Comments

Lets Get Crafty.....Butterfly Babies Are Still Arriving!

Alrighty I know we've been here but I'm doing it again ! Most of you have already read my posts on butterflies ,well most of those pictures were taken in June and July.I don't want you to think that the breeding time is exclusive to that time frame.My babies hatch out over the course of the entire summer,so Im always careful harvesting.The easiest way for me to assure myself that I'm not taking their fennel is to keep one large pot for myself but this year they said no we're taking that too!…


Added by Harobed on August 4, 2012 at 11:47 — No Comments

Lets Get Crafty....Luring Dragonflies To Your Garden

I love my Dragons and this time of year they are flitting and dancing all over my yard.Why do I have so many?I have them because I cater to their needs.All species of dragonfly need access to water.I have two water gardens, one set up just for them.All species of dragonfly need access to…


Added by Harobed on August 4, 2012 at 11:44 — No Comments

Lets Get Crafty ...... A Lammas Harvest ,So Much More Than Corn And Grain

So Lammas is almost here and Im sure some of you are looking for a few "easy to fit into your life" things to do .I personally love a good reason to wander and harvest.It soothes my soul ,centers my core and makes me feel as productive as any hunter gatherer could ever be.When most of you think of Lammas your thinking Corn and other grains.For me that's more Mabon and something all of you know to begin with..I decided to do a post on a few really great and readily available plants to use in…


Added by Harobed on July 26, 2012 at 15:57 — 1 Comment

Lets Get Crafty....Butterflies Powerful Portents Of Change

As some of you already know Ive had my camera

chasing butterflies for weeks now.Why? Well inspiration

started with a tiny egg ! lol Earlier this summer

I popped outside to pluck a bit of fennel for salad.

As I reached out to start snipping ,something stilled my hand.

I bent…


Added by Harobed on July 24, 2012 at 8:30 — 2 Comments

Lets Get Crafty.....Gardening For Butterflies and Bees

I am a blessed Hedge Witch ....

I own my property outside of town limits and am happily growing a meadow out front melding into a jungle in back.My minions are many and I love them all.

However growing a garden / refuge for butterflies and bees is not hard nor does it require a large area .All…


Added by Harobed on July 13, 2012 at 20:45 — 4 Comments

Lets Get Crafty ......Advanced Potions Hauling Out The Big Guns

A few days ago a life long friend approached me with a major problem.her husband of many years now well into his seventies was going to under go a procedure to unblock arteries.Mere minuets before he was sedated for the procedure his bi-polar crack addict of a son turned up and caused a huge…


Added by Harobed on June 25, 2012 at 9:24 — 1 Comment

Litha With The Hippy Hedge Witch


To many, the solstice means a culmination of something.Around the world, the sun is now rising and setting as far north as it ever does. After today, the sun will begin its subtle shift southward on the sky’s dome again. Thus even in summer’s beginning, we find the seeds of…


Added by Harobed on June 20, 2012 at 14:15 — 3 Comments

Lets Get Crafty..........A Hippy Witch's Garden For The Fey

Ahhh Fairies beloved by all witches and especially dear to this Hippy heart.I was brought up by a mother that loved all things whimsical ,magical and Fey .She read it all to me... from fairies... to elves... to the Dragons of Pern ,this was her legacy to me .As Some of you know Ive been creating a Fairy…


Added by Harobed on June 20, 2012 at 0:49 — 3 Comments

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