Category Archives: Folklore

2010 Total Lunar Eclipse

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The full Oak Moon has risen and the total eclipse has occurred! What a solstice eve this was and with my new Canon G12, I had a blast taking pictures despite the frigid temperatures and high wind. The converging of the Full Oak moon, the Winter Solstice and total lunar eclipse only occurs once every 300+ years so it was a once-in-a-lifetime event.

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The Care of Lavender

The variety of lavender we grow is Lavandin Lavandula x intermedia ‘Grosso,’ a French cultivar that has proven for us to be hardier than the more common English varieties. All English varieties such as ‘Munstead’ and ‘Hidecote’ have failed. ‘Grosso’ is larger and considerably more fragrant and is the primary type used for commercial lavender production. Continue reading

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Samhain

The Celtic festival of Samhain is one of the oldest and most important. It marks the end of one year and the beginning of the new. As the final of three harvest festivals, it is also the start of the winter season. During this special time of transition the veil between worlds is thinnest and the ancestors are able to return to visit their loved ones. Continue reading

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