In the southern hemisphere November 1st is Beltaine; a time for celebrating the height of spring and all the life blossoming around us.
Beltaine is a celebration of flowers, fertility and sensuality, so go light some fires and raise your glass to the Goddess and thank her for her blessings tonight :) and if you can, go worship in your garden with your lover.
I can't believe that it is week three of Belinda's Challenge! This week has just flown by for me but I have achieved something that I have wanted to do for a long time; I purposely made butter.
Now I have made butter several times by misadventure (walked away from the mixer whilst whipping cream) but today it was my intent to make pure, unsalted butter. The cream cost $2.48 for 600mls and whipped up into a butter pat weighing 250gms. Now I can buy 500gms of homebrand butter for $4 but the difference in flavour and texture is amazing. Butter making is one more thing I will be doing in future :) I also have the buttermilk to make pancakes as a byproduct.
In the garden I haven't planted that much this week other than two chillies given to me by Cathode and some cabbage seeds. It's been a week of getting used to daylight saving and the un natural rhythms that it imposes on me. I am such a nature person that when the sun is high above me I know that that is midday, not what time someone else decides for me.
Love to all, blessed be!