Daily Stuff 6-24-21

Hi, folks!

Minus Tide at 7:07 AM of 2.3 feet. The shop opens at 1pm. Summer hours are Thurs-Mon. 1-6pm. Featured photo by Ken Gagne. Herbs Workshop re-starts Thursday 7/8 from 7-9pm.

Something must have kicked in because the smoke plume that was over us is gone. It’s overcast, should be partly sunny late in the afternoon. 56F (yeah *warm*!) wind at 3-6mph and gusting, AQI 33-43, UV9. Chance of rain 7% today and 14% tonight. SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY from 3pm today to 5am on Friday. Even though everyone else is, there’s no heat advisory for the Coast! We could hit 80F on Sunday, though…. the forecast for the 10 days, (other than that) is partly cloudy and mid-60’s. S-503 is 30% contained. Dry Creek and Joseph Canyon are up to 95% containment. CUTOFF Fire is up to 1288 Acres, but 41% contained. …but folks are starting to worry about the heat over this coming weekend. Send good energy to no lightning and no stupids!

Yesterday was productive, but not as much as we’d hoped. I’m re-reading 5th Sacred Thing and City of Refuge (by Starhawk) and we got to talking before, during and after coffee about some of the ethical problems that the stories go into. It was 6pm before we were actually starting to work on things. I made a chocolate cake and we had raspberries on it, and I had mine with milk. That was a childhood treat from my memories. It was past 7 before I got out to the garden.

We got a bunch of hawkweed pulled up in places where it shouldn’t be. Tempus got some string trimming done, but hit one of the hoses that’s going to have to be replaced. Not that they weren’t going to have to be done, it’s just we hadn’t planned on it quite so soon. …and it’s going to get wrapped with pool noodle or insulation or something…..

I got a couple of buckets planted (radish, garlic and carrot), plus some extra seed and/or extra dirt into pots that seemed to need those and got a *lot* of pictures! Tempus moved a few more plant pots for me and the bigger pots that were in the way got shifted, as well. While I worked on weeding, he washed a couple more buckets and then got the watering done, which is starting to take awhile. I’m hoping he can find the drip irrigation stuff and I can get that line set up for the main part of the garden to cut that chore down to size. One more bucket to go, for planting vegetable ends and that will be the last for this year. I want to do a couple more pots with lettuce, but I don’t have the right seed, yet.

When we came back in, I did some sewing and he did dishes and we talked for awhile before both getting a nap before it was time to come back into town. The sky is very bright from the Moon despite thick cloud. I did a little writing before he headed into Newport and I’ve been sidetracked on catching up on mail from the last couple of days.

Today we should be open on time. Tempus has errands to run and I have shells to work on, still. I’m at the point of the next set of pictures, at least. Most of the things that I got from Dennis have been priced. It’s mostly pendulums at this point that I still need to get done.

A photo from 6/22/17 by Ken Gagne. Look at his feet! He’s got an eel! Used with permission

feast 0624 Inti_Raymi

Today’s feast is Inti Raymi, the ancient Incan festival of the Sun, which is the Winter Solstice festival in the southern hemisphere. In 1944 a re-creation of the festival was celebrated and has been ever since. Here’ s a Wiki article.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inti_Raymi


Today’s Plant is Nodding OnionAllium cernuum. This is sometimes called Lady’s Leek. It’s an edible plant in the Allium family, but not particularly choice. (Yeah, personal experience…) It’s called “Nodding” because the inflorescences, the “flower”, tend to droop, unlike a lot of the alliums that end up with a ball on a stick. Most of the plants in this family are edible, but be careful! There are a few that are either disgusting or at least mildly poisonous and there are bulbs that *are* poisonous that are easy to mistake. Onions have been very important as a food/nutrition source for a long while and have even been worshiped at times. These are grown as ornamentals, mostly, but are found wild here on the coast. – Masculine, Mars, Fire, Isis – Cut and dry the flowers and add to a grapevine or rosemary wreath for a house protection spell. These are great for house blessings. Grown in pots indoors or in the garden they protect against evil and particularly against poisonous snakes. When you harvest in the fall, make a decorative braid of onions and hang over bedroom doors to prevent infections. Nodding onions are great for this purpose because, not being particularly great as food, you won’t mind replanting them in the spring as they start to sprout! Purify swords and athames after particularly heavy magicks, by rubbing the blade with a cut bulb, then wash with clear water, then oil with rosemary-infused almond oil. Place the dried flowers in a vase at the head of the bed, or pack into a pillow sachet to help clarify prophetic dreams. More here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium_cernuum and on Alliums here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allium

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Love & Light,


Today’s Astro & Calendar

Moon in Sagittarius enters Capricorn at 6:06am

Waxing Moon Magick – The waxing moon is for constructive magick, such as love, wealth, success, courage, friendship, luck or healthy, protection, divination. Any working that needs extra power, such as help finding a new job or healings for serious conditions, can be done now. Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. Phase ends at the Tide Change on 6/24 at 11:40am. Full Moon – The day of, the day before, and day after the true Full Moon. “And better it be when the moon is full!”! Prime time for rituals for prophecy, for spells to come to fruition, infusing health and wholeness, etc. A good time for invoking deity. FRUITION Manifesting goals, nurturing, passion, healing, strength, power. Workings on this day are for protection, divination. “extra power”, job hunting, healing serious conditions Also, love, knowledge, legal undertakings, money and dreams. God/dess Aspect: Mother/Abundance/Kingship – – Associated God/desses: Danu, Cerridwen, Gaia, Aphrodite, Isis, Jupiter, Amon-Ra. Phase ends on 6/25 at 11:40pm

Strawberry Moon – A Full Moon rises over West Virginia on the summer solstice in 2016. June’s Full Moon is called the Strawberry Moon. – Gene (Flickr)

Full Moon occurs at 11:40 A.M. PDT today. The June Full Moon is also popularly known as a Strawberry Moon and can best be seen rising in the southeast about half an hour after sunset. Tonight, the Moon floats near the lid of Sagittarius’ Teapot asterism, which may be a bit difficult to make out with the bright moonlight in the region. The Moon sits a mere 48′ from Phi Sagittarii, which marks the left-hand corner of the Teapot’s body and lid, as well as the top of the handle where it attaches to the pot. Because the Moon will be the biggest, brightest object in the sky, take some time to admire our natural satellite. Lunar observing is easy and fun for all, whether you have binoculars, a telescope, or choose to simply use your eyes. Even the naked eye can discern the large dark patches across the Moon’s face, known as maria or seas, which are actually ancient lava flows that have smoothed out portions of the surface. Rugged rings of mountains and the spreading rays of craters are also visible to all; the higher your magnification, the more detail you’ll get in your view. Observing at high magnification can also make viewing the Full Moon a bit easier, as it cuts down on the amount of light reflected off the surface — and into your eyes.

Almost there. . . . Venus lines up with Castor and Pollux in one more day, on Thursday the 24th, just like Mars did on June 7th.

Mercury hides very low in the glow of dawn.

Runic half-month of Dagaz/ Dag, 6/14-6/28. – Beneficial rune of light, health, prosperity and openings, signifying the high point of the day and the high point of the year when in light and warmth all things are possible. Runic New Year’s Eve, final day of the runic year June 28  Runic New Year and half-month of Fehu/ Feoh, 6/29-7/13 Important in the runic year cycle, today marks beginning of the first rune, Feoh, sacred to Frey and Freya (Freyja), the lord and lady often worshipped in modern Wicca. It is the half-month of wealth and success. Nigel Pennick, The Pagan Book of Days, Destiny Books, Rochester, Vermont, USA, 1992, 1992

NIGHT SKY MAP FOR JUNE 2021: SEE THE STARS MOVE – https://www.almanac.com/night-sky-map-june-see-stars-move

Goddess Month of Rosea runs from 6/13 – 7/10
Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak,
Jun 10 – Jul 7
Pluto (10/6), Saturn (10/10)Jupiter (10/18) Retrograde
Color – Crimson
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Celtic Tree Month of Duir/Oak, Jun 10 – Jul 7 – The oak of myth and legend is the common oak (Quercus robur L.). It is sometimes called the great oak, which is a translation of its Latin name (robur is the root of the English word “robust”). It grows with ash and beech in the lowland forests, and can reach a height of 150 feet and age of 800 years. Along with ashes, oaks were heavily logged throughout recent millennia, so that the remaining giant oaks in many parts of Europe are but a remnant of forests past. Like most other central and northern European trees, common oaks are deciduous, losing their leaves before Samhain and growing new leaves in the spring so that the trees are fully clothed by Bealltaine. Common oaks are occasionally cultivated in North America, as are the similar native white oak, valley oak, and Oregon oak. Oaks are members of the Beech family (Fagaceae). Curtis Clark

Duir – Oak Ogam letter correspondences
Month: May
Color: Black and Dark Brown
Class: Chieftain
Letter: D
Meaning: Security; Strength

to study this month – Eadha – White Poplar or Aspen Ogam letter correspondences
Month: None
Color: Silver White
Class: Shrub
Letter: E
Meaning: Problems; Doubts; Fears.


Tides for Alsea Bay

Day        High      Tide  Height   Sunrise    Moon  Time      % Moon
~            /Low      Time     Feet   Sunset                                    Visible
Th  24      Low   7:07 AM    -2.3   5:33 AM     Set  5:12 AM      98
~    24     High   1:42 PM     6.5   9:05 PM    Rise  9:38 PM
~    24      Low   6:51 PM     2.5


Affirmation/Thought for the Day – We rise by lifting others.


Journal Prompt – What do you think? – How do you think the divorce of parents affects the lives of their children?



~   What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail? – Robert Schuller
~   You’re only as good as the people you hire. – Ray Kroc, McDonald’s restaurants founder, born on October 5, 1902
~   As my artist’s statement explains, my work is utterly incomprehensible and is therefore full of deep significance. – Calvin
~   Between falsehood and useless truth there is little difference. As gold which he cannot spend will make no man rich, so knowledge which he cannot apply will make no man wise. — Samuel Johnson

Wake up, Golden Head! Wake up, Brownie!
Cat-bird wants you in the garden soon.

You and I, butterflies, bobolinks, and clover,
We’ve a lot to do on the first of June. –Charles G.D. Roberts (1860–1943)


Magick – Recipes

Bacon & Egg Squares – Hello, new favorite brunch idea! These cheesy Bacon & Egg Squares start with a golden brown hash brown crust—and just get more delicious from there. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/bacon-egg-squares-182859.aspx

  • Prep Time 30min.
  • Total Time 50min.
  • Servings 12 servings


  • 10 frozen hash brown patties (2.3 oz. each), thawed
  • 1 doz. eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • 6 slices cooked Bacon, crumbled, divided
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

Make It

  1. Heat oven to 450ºF.
  2. Crumble hash browns into 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray; press gently to form even layer.
  3. Bake 15 to 20 min. or until golden brown. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk and sour cream in large bowl until blended; stir in half eachof the cheese and bacon.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF. Pour egg mixture over crust; bake 15 to 20 min. or until set. Remove from oven. Top with remaining bacon and cheese; sprinkle with onions. Let stand 5 min. before cutting to serve.

Bacon ‘n Eggs Pie – http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/bacon-n-eggs-pie-51292.aspx

Recipe by Kraft

  • Prep Time 20min.
  • Total Time 20min.
  • Servings 6 servings

An easy refrigerated biscuit crust is baked in a pie plate and then filled with scrambled eggs made with cream cheese and sprinkled with crumbled bacon.

What You Need

  • 1 can (7.5 oz.) refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 oz. Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 6 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled

Make It

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  2. Heat oven to 375ºF.
  3. Separate biscuits; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.
  4. Bake 10 to 12 min. or until lightly browned.
  5. Meanwhile, melt butter in medium skillet on low heat.
  6. Whisk eggs, milk and seasonings until blended; pour into skillet.
  7. Cook 4 to 5 min. or until eggs begin to set, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add cream cheese; cook 3 to 4 min. or until cream cheese is melted and eggs are completely set, stirring occasionally.
  9. Spoon egg mixture into crust; top with bacon.

Bacon Egg and Cheese Crescent Rollshttp://breakfast.about.com/od/Sandwiches-and-Burritos/r/Bacon-Egg-and-Cheese-Crescent-Rolls.htm , By Leah Maroney, Breakfast & Brunch Expert – Updated November 29, 2016.

Crescent rolls are the holy grail of breads.  They come in a can, are fluffy and delicious and are ready in minutes.  They are even better when they are stuffed with bacon, scrambled eggs, and cheddar cheese.  As much as I love making things from scratch there is something sacred and special about crescent rolls. It’s probably because we always made them at Christmas because my grandfather loved them so much. 

These are like a beautiful little breakfast sandwiches without any of the over the edge of the bread spillage.  Since they’re all rolled up they are easy to grab and eat, it’s even easier than a breakfast burrito

Crescent rolls definitely work the best in this recipe.  I love using from scratch ingredients, but puff pastry is difficult to make well and is almost never the same. You could use pizza dough if you wanted to, but it would be missing that beautiful, buttery, fluffy texture.  It’s easy to make a big batch of these for Christmas morning.  You can also make a large batch and then freeze them and reheat them when you are ready to eat! 

You can stuff them with sausage instead of bacon or other kinds of cheese instead of cheddar.  You can also skip the scrambled eggs if you want to and just do bacon and cheese.  If you like it spicy you can add a little hot sauce after they are finished.  You can also brush the tops of the rolls with melted butter for a little extra buttery flavor! 

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 rolls


  • 1 can of refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 4 extra large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. 
  2. Heat the tablespoon of butter in an omelet pan.  Whisk together the eggs and salt and pepper.  Pour the eggs into the omelet pan and scramble until completely cooked.  A little underdone is ok since it will be cooked again in the rolls. 
  3. Cook the bacon in the oven or in a pan until crispy.  Drain the bacon and let it cool.  Chop the bacon finely and set aside. 
  4. Unroll the crescent dough and separate the triangles. Place a tablespoon of the egg mixture, and a sprinkle of bacon and cheese over the egg. Roll up the triangle as you would a regular crescent roll. 
  5. Place the roll on an un-greased baking sheet.  Repeat with the remaining dough.  
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until golden brown. 
  7. Let them cool slightly and then enjoy.  You can also freeze them and reheat when you are ready to eat. 


Silliness – Kitty Haiku

The rule for today –
Touch my tail, I shred your hand.
New rule tomorrow.

Grace personified.
I leap into the window.
I meant to do that.

The Big Ones snore now.
Every room is dark and cold.
Time for “Cup Hockey”.

You’re always typing.
Well, let’s see you ignore my
sitting on your hands.

You never feed me.
Perhaps I’ll sleep on your face.

I want to be close
to you. Can I fit my head
inside your armpit?

My small cardboard box.
You cannot see me if I
can just hide my head.

Humans are so strange.
Mine lies still in bed, then screams.
My claws are not that sharp.

Blur of motion, then –
silence, me, a paper bag.
What is so funny?


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