I would also be interested in the seed blessing ritual. I expect to start some seeds indoors at the end of January or early February. After doing some reading about Imbolc, I keep thinking of it as the seed offering holiday, LOL, so it fits perfectly.
My FIL and I shared a garden last year, and it was hugely successful, and I am so excited to start this year's seeds. I feel such a connection to both the earth and to my ancestors when I'm working in the garden, growing my own food, or gathering food from the wild. I felt especially spiritual when I was working at dawn or under a rising moon. Mind if I share pictures?
This was the garden in May
, and this was in June
. I have pictures from July on my computer, but I never uploaded them to Shutterfly.
Whoever said that they are a green, gardening, kitchen witch, that is SO me, too! Does anyone else here feel that way? I have been gardening since my age was still in single digits, and I have two degrees in horticulture. I do almost nothing professionally with the degrees, but I draw upon them all the time for gardening. Growing up, I loved historical novels because of all the descriptions about how they lived. Probably my favorite part of Jean Auel's Earth Children
series (Clan of the Cave Bear
, etc.) is the description of how they use plants for food and medicine. I love morel mushroom hunting season.
I think I must have an old soul.
Growing my own food, cooking, herbs, spending time in the wild, old houses, antiques, fires, history--I love it all.