Gardens, Demeter, and International Midwife Day

Today I went to Shelton’s and bought seedlings for the garden. Since its still possible that it will frost for a weeks, they are inside under a grow lamp. This week I will be getting the plots ready, though. Hopefully I will be able to plant before my summer class starts. I have a tree stump I plan to make into a simple altar to Demeter the Bountiful, on which I will offer the first fruits of the harvest. This will be my first year attempting to grow food. A few years ago, when I was still working, my boyfriend planted and maintained a garden. I was working lots of overtime so I didn’t do much of the work. But I really enjoyed having the fresh food available. You have not lived until you’ve eaten a salad where all the ingredients are fresh-picked from the garden! This year its mostly my project. Hopefully I don’t kill everything. I have a bit of a bad track record with plants, but I’m really going to try this year. All the plants I’ve killed were indoors and didn’t have a grow light, so hopefully things will be different.

Today is also International Midwife Day, and so a day to honor the midwife Deities – Eileithyia, Artemis, Hekate, Tawaret, and Bes. Take a moment to offer thanks to these Gods, whether or not you have children. After all, without these Gods none of us would be here!

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