Updates: The Bandit of Hedgewytch Hollow & Wytchy Observations

For several nights we’ve had a visitor to our back porch who raided the cats’ food bowls, left muddy foot prints all over the tables, and traumatized our kitty cats. The girls checked the porch the other night and, much to their surprise, they caught the culprit in the act. And here he is…

My daughter snapped this photo right through the glass on the back door– as you can see.

I guess it’s only fair that this little “Bandit” comes to visit and get his fill at Hedgewytch Hollow.

Observations, Just Saying…

1) The ‘Good Ole’ Boys’ system is not confined to the mundane world of mainstream society. Sadly, the “Good Ole’ Boys” system exists in the pagan world as well, and unfortunately, it’s left a lot of casualties in its wake.

2) The Real Housewives of (Wherever)…These women spend an awful lot of time, energy, emotion, and money trying to be ‘friends’ with people they don’t really like. And the point is???

3) Every pot of poppies that I’ve tried to grow dies. They appear to be in good condition when I purchase them at the greenhouse, but not long after transplanting, you can see the life being sucked right out of them– I want poppies, lots and lots of poppies spreading out all over the place, just like my grandmother had in her yard.

4) An awful lot of women spend an awful lot of time fixating on men– how they can catch one, why they lost one, will straying ones come back, how can they keep the one they’ve got, etc., ad infinitum. HELLOoooo! You will never reach your full potential if you expend every ounce of energy you have and hours of mental activity obsessing on this subject. Halt!– Stop!– put the brakes on.

I ask you:

If there were no men in the world, what would you be interested in?

Do you draw, paint, sketch, write, sculpt, or cook like a world class chef? Are you interested in horitculture– gardening, animals, sewing, designing– clothes, buildings (architecture), websites, interior design, or something else that I haven’t even thought of?

If you could do anything in the world you wanted to do, what would it be?

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

If you could live anywhere in the world, would you stay where you are, or would you move to another location?

If you could accomplish one major feat in your life…what would it be?

The newly designed “Home Blessing Kits” are posted and ready for sale. These kits are smaller than the original, which makes them more portable, easier to tuck into your magickal bag or purse– then off you go to cleanse and purify your neighbor’s house, your friends apartment, or that haunted empty lot across town. These kits come in four colors (green, orange, lavender, pink) and include: 1 bag of sea salt, 1 bag of hyssop, 1 white taper candle, 2 sticks of incense, and 1 small bottle of “The Witches Oil” (shown in the photo of oils below).

You’ll find Home Blessing Kits at Wytchy Wares, or you can go directly to Wiccan Kits & Boxes.

I finally got photos posted of the smaller bottles of magickal oils that I’m offering at my site: Break the Hex Oil (aka Uncrossing Oil); Money Mojo (aka Prosperity Oil); The Witches’ Oil; Banish the Spirits (aka Exorcism Oil); and Good Health Mojo.

These oils are $8.00 a bottle. However, I’m still selling the large no-nonsense jars of oil for anyone who likes to buy magick in a generous quantity. For more information, you can visit my online shop: Wytchy Wares. Or you can go directly to Oils/Potions/Powders.

Winter At Our House (photos)

Today the temperature is a whopping one degree above zero.  Our only saving grace is that there is no wind.  We’re keeping the bird/squirrel feeding stations filled for the wildlife- I expect they are burning up a lot of calories just trying to keep warm.  We also leave a little food out now and then for the stray cat that comes through ever so often:  Mr. Black…I’d rather he’d have a bite of dry catfood than a bird!

We’ve had more snow this winter than I can remember in a long time, since I was a child and the winter of 1968-69…which was unreal.

We have quite a view from our upper livingroom windows, and our front door is behind the snow pile.  Anytime we have big snow, we get big drifts in the front yard:

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My hubby doesn’t feel the cold…really.  And I’ve tried to get him to give up his favorite shirt for over a year– I have to say that a few days after this pic was taken, I found it lining Salem’s cat bed.  Anyway, men in the mid-west tend to be hardy and tough…good thing.

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The bird feeders hang on this wrought-iron frame, both winter and summer; and the remnants of last year’s sunflower crop are still providing seed and food to the animals.  We watched a little squirrel, hanging upside down from the frame, pulling and tugging to yank off a head full of sunflower seeds:

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After the big storm, we had big drifts– both front and back yard.  We had to dig our trash cans out:

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That’s our Resident Elf standing in the driveway.  She’s that inconspicuous little shadow on the right: 

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That’s another daughter behind the drift– and I don’t think it’s enthusiasm you see, I think she’s got cabin fever somethin’ awful.  She’s probably screaming, "Give me Spring!"

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Up and down the street, no matter where you look…there’s snow, lots and lots of snow:

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The bird bath now doubles as a feeder.  I couldn’t keep water in it anyway, I couldn’t keep it thawed out:

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In spite of this rough winter, our Nebraska squirrels are fat– corn fed!

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