Musings of a Village Witch


Greetings!

I'm Ness and you may have seen my postings on the Kitchen Witch Coven page and our Kitchen Witch Instagram page, of photos of nature and what is going on in the hedgerows, fields and shores around the village where I live. I thought it would be a -lovely idea to do a monthly blog and share with you, photos, a video, a spell - working with what is in season that particular month. I will also make something, with what is in season too, if i can.




January


January 6th - It's a cold day today. We've not had any rain for a few days so what was a soggy and very muddy field, is now compacted with footprints of wellingtons, walking boots and various sizes of dog paw prints! The hedgerows and footpaths are still dormant generally - bare spidery branches on trees, decayed and flattened plants and grasses, berries that have lost their lustre - although there are small signs that nature is stirring. Little buds on shrubs and the daffodils and snowdrops start to poke their leaves through the cold, damp earth. The time that the sun rises and sets is a minute longer each day.




The Brent Geese are here on our shores until April. There are hundreds of them and you can hear them honking to each other. Its quite amazing that they fly here every year, but our winters are mild compared to those in Russia and Canada, where they are from. They spend the time fattening up on eelgrass and other delicacies the shore has to offer before heading off back home again to arrive just as the snow and ice begins to thaw...




January 12th

Today brings a cold day and the rains have come again turning the hardening soil into a