Ceremony Upon Candlemas Eve

Tomorrow is February 2 – Groundhog Day!  But more importantly it is the feast of the Meeting of the Lord in the Temple – basically, Jesus’s and Mary’s 40 day blessing.  Being the 40th day after Christmas it marks the true end of the Christmas...

The Mighty Chicken

I owe that fun subject title to Fr. Peck – he coined that for today’s blogging assignment.  His post has some cool facts about chickens – please check it out there.  As he points out at the very bottom, chickens and other birds had some interesting...

Harvesting Fennel Seeds

We are approaching mid-November and the garden is pretty much done for the year.  Except for some celery that is still going strong, the other fruits, vegetables and herbs have been harvested.  This doesn’t mean the work has ended – I have to get...

Sprouting Celery

Today is the third day of spring, but who’s counting?  I grew up in New England until the age of 18 and then spent ten years in Virginia; my body has never adjusted back to the weather up here.  After picking up gardening a few years ago I found a new...

Snow Chronicles

Here in Worcester we have received a ridiculous amount of snow with no mild days in between – everything that has fallen is still around.  We have actually had to truck snow out of the Cathedral parking lots since there is no more street parking, there is so...