Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
And in the End was the Word, Amy's Word

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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Quilt Worth

I am incensed.  I purchased a quilt for 100 dollars and figured afterward that I really can't afford it.  Buyers remorse is what they call it.  I took it to an antique dealer to see if I could recover my money and he said it was not old so it was only worth about 50.00.  Do you realize the time it takes to hand stitch a quilt?  It is gravely insulting to women that our modern work is valued at so cheap a price.  I like the quilt and I will keep it.  It infuriates me that women's art is not valued by society.  Here is the quilt.

Friday, June 15, 2018

Weird Magic

I found my phone on the other side of the room on a chair and I have no idea how it got there.  I was eating out and a hair must have blown in and landed on my plate.(we were eating outside)  It was a strange day with a few peculiar mysteries!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Boho Type

The latest tag for women is boho.  If you don't want to dress like a man and if you wear feminine clothes the label is boho.  Bohemians were revolutionaries. For one thing, they challenged sexual mores of the Victorian era.  Venereal disease put a damper on things back then.  If I enjoy dressing femininely, I don't do it because I want to be associated with a type or a moniker.  I went to the Penn yan Art festival and noticed very few sundresses or skirts on women.  Women must fear dressing feminine and being associated with a type so they all dress in shorts and tees.  'Tis the uniform of the conservative Finger Lakes area.  Also, if you wear more jewelry than a wedding band, its boho.BoHO fashion  I refuse to be catagorized as a type.

Friday, June 8, 2018

May and June flowers In New York State

wild flowers of New York state in late May early June 2018

periwinkle or myrtle


small white flowers

this has six petals

unsure about this yellow one, maybe mustard


maybe goatsbeard



I saw a jack in the pulpit but sadly did not think to take its picture.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Varieties of Comfrey

I mentioned in a previous post that I had two varieties of comfrey.  I just thought is would be nice to share pictures of them in flower.  I don't know what variety they are.  I hope to get a third type from my daughter.  Please feel free to comment.
The comfrey tea is turning into fertilizer.  It is quite odoriferous.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Time to Harvest some Comfrey and Plantain

Today,  I harvested plantain and comfrey,  chopped them up and started some tea and tinctures.  The top photos refer to the comfrey not the plantain.

80 proof vodka for the tincture.

The tincture will be a good topical remedy for acne.

The comfrey tea, made with water, will be used to fertilize my garden in a few weeks.  It is high in nitrogen.

This is the plantain tea in the making.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Back Yard Garden

My grandson's favorite tea is nettle tea.  I am happy to announce that I have found a stinging nettle plant in my back yard.  I am going to allow it to grow so I can eventually make stinging nettle soup.  Perhaps next year.(this may not be stinging nettle)

And the comfrey is coming along nicely this year.

Below is a different variety of comfrey with blue flowers, a gift from my sister this spring.

Below is some Russian sage that survived.  I planted it two years ago.

The grass is really a problem ..I am afraid to pull it for fear of killing the sage.

I planted some beets and also some sunflowers, again.