Friday, March 30, 2012

Signs of Spring!

Pepper Piper and Pandora are growing like lil' weeds :)

There are lot's of bees out and about....... Looks like we are a new water source LOL

I'm doing what I can to invite them to move into an empty hive of mine....wish me luck!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Raven Magic Prayer Beads

New in the shop today!

Is your totem animal Raven or Crow? Raven Totem Prayer Beads can be a useful tool for meditation or focusing spiritual energies. This set is comprised of: 9 6mm Brecciated Agate 11 6mm Jet and 9 6mm Clear Quartz beads and 4 4mm Blue Kyanite (did you know that baby crows have blue eyes?) brass spacer beads and darling little Agate stars. The top end has a beautiful pewter Raven the bottom has a Spiral Sun charm. The total length is 12 1/2 ”.
The more you use prayer beads, the more they feel at home in your hand, and bring your mind to the spiritual and contemplative. Give them a try!
Natural gemstone beads also help us make a connection to the earth itself. This link opens us to the Web of Life, the positive energy of Nature, and to the Divine. Using prayer beads joins us to an ancient spiritual tradition, and sets us on a new path of discovery. As we use prayer beads, each individual bead links us to our fellow spiritual travelers.

The raven shows us how to go into the dark of our inner self and bring out the light of our true self resolving inner conflicts which have long been buried. This is the deepest power of healing we can possess. ‘Raven people’ can expect continual changes and spiritual awakenings throughout their lifetime. In Norse mythology, Odin is depicted as having two ravens Huginn and Muninn serving as his eyes and ears, Huginn being referred to as thought and Muninn as memory. Every day the ravens fly out from Hliðskjálf and bring Odin news from Midgard. Raven is a guardian of the place before existence and has the ability to move in space and time. Raven honors ancestors, carries souls from darkness into light, works without fear in darkness, guides while working in shadow, moves freely in the void, understands all things related to ethics and is a shapeshifter.

Brecciated Agate (broken pieces, usually brown and red, held together by quartz) Used for optimism, tranquility, helps to avoid negative behavior and is a vibrational changer.

Clear Quartz is known as the "master healer" and will amplify energy and thought, as well as the effect of other crystals. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Clear Quartz draws off negative energy of all kinds, neutralizing background radiation, including electromagnetic smog or petrochemical emanations. It balances and revitalises the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual planes. Cleanses and enhances the organs and subtle bodies and acts as a deep soul cleanser, connecting the physical dimension with the mind. Clear Quartz enhances psychic abilities. It aids concentration and unlocks memory.

Jet is grounding and balancing, and as it also carries a negative electrical charge, is good for drawing power and knowledge to the bearer. Made of burned, then fossilized trees, it helps to tap into the ancient wisdoms and transformative powers of the Earth. It is also helpful in stabilizing finances, and is said to soothe migraines.

Blue Kyanite is an excellent stone for meditation and attunement. It will not retain negative vibrations or energy, therefore never requiring clearing. It provides balance of yin-yang energy and dispels blockages, moving energy gently through the physical body. Kyanite has a calming effect on the whole being, bringing tranquility. It encourages psychic abilities and communication on all levels. It drives away anger, frustration, confusion and stress and helps to provide a capacity for linear and logical thought. Kyanite provides a stimulating energy, encouraging perseverance in and support of activities and situations which would normally reduce one’s strength. It can help when connecting to your spirit guides. Kyanite induces dream recall and can promote healing dreams.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Peep Post!!

We just finished the new hen house... actually a garden shed... and run for the "girls"so now we have 9 very happy hens :) Spring is in the air and peeps are at the feed store!!! Yay! We picked up three new P's to add to the flock. Let me introduce Piper, Pepper and Pandora. Sweet peas as my dear friend Keriay calls the babies :) These are Australorps and will be all black when they grow up, their feathers will have a green and purple sheen to them and they are known as the champion layers of the backyard flock.
Pardon the pink cast to the picture they are in the brooding box out in the hen house under a heat lamp.
Our flock of hens are a mix of different breeds. We have two Ameraucanas (actually probably mongrel Easter Eggers) Patchouli and Prudence, only Patchouli lays the blue/green eggs. Two Rhode Island Reds Perna and Pippa, they lay beautiful large dark brown eggs consistently. One Buff Orpington named Patience, she lays light tan eggs, one every other day. Two Austra Whites, Padma and Parvati, these are very pretty hens, sparkling white with little black specks and lay the whitest eggs. The only draw back to these are they have huge roostery (I think I just made up a word) looking combs. Not a good thing in very cold climates I will need to keep a close eye on them in the winter. The last two are bantams...just because they are so darned cute! Pixie Styx is a cream color English Bantam she lays little white eggs about every 3-4 days Poema is a Millie Fleur and lays tiny light brown eggs ......when ever she is in the mood :) I had three other Millie hens and two roosters but while we were moving we had "others" "caring" for them and the the hen house doors were left open....a tragically bad idea in coyote country. The moral of the story is NEVER give your livestock over to the care of others. Other things happening around here ... gardens ...but I'll save that for then next post.