I am a cottage witch, raised on a farm in the back valleys of Wisconsin. My family taught me how to live with the natural world; much of my healing, food, shelter, and all of my spirituality comes from it. I still practice many of the old ways as my family showed me.
Friday, November 25, 2011
Because I come from a huge farm family, for Thanksgiving we have two turkeys and two hams for our dinner meat. One of the turkeys has been turned into stew on the back burner of the wood burning stove but the other one I have turned into turkey hash and broth. Here is the broth canned for use later this winter. The hash is going to be put into casings, smoked, and hung in the meat house for the winter. Never waste anything organic. Even the bones will be ground up and put back into the garden soil after they've dried. My cousin has the ham and is making split pea soup for the final weekend of the deer hunt.
The closer we live to The Earth, the less waste we have, the less garbage we create, the less money we spend, and the more aware we are of where our lives come from and go to. Thanksgiving comes to Earth Children more than just once a year.