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Dandelion Spirit Prayer



Dandelion Spirit Prayer

from 'The Divine Nature of Plants' by Laura Aversano

Joyful Spirit, full of glee
Fill me, embrace me, shelter me.
Make this magic of most high,
Grand my dreams unto the sky.

I saw this posted elsewhere recently and wanted to share. I don't know about the rest of you, by my yard is abundant with dandelions lately. I made some dandelion root tea on Monday, it was great for my upset tummy.

The book this prayer is from is out of print, but sounds interesting. Check out the reviews on Amazon! And I think you can still get used copies but it's a bit expensive.
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Interesting coincidence! I read a blog called "Pagan Blog Prompts" to help come up with topics for this forum. Today's post is asking about foraging!

The dandelions that grow in Texas, or at least in my yard, are different. I only learned this a few years ago when I tried to make dandelion wine and my mom commented that she hoped I hadn't used Texas Dandelions. HUH?!? [sign in to see URL] as good as the regular kind! Ours have a bitter milky sap. I do have some regular dandelions but not really enough to do anything with!
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Well, if you pick them early enough, the leaves make good salad greens. If picked too late, then your husband spits them out and makes a horrible face. Ask me how I know! emoticon Very bitter when they're mature. If you wait until fall, the roots will be bigger and then they might be worth digging up for drying and tea.

My husband has lately been very interested in wild edibles. He recently found his first morel mushrooms. Has a friend with land who is willing to let us forage, we're going to pick his stinging nettles, burdock, and a mustard green of some type, I forget what.
I need to figure out where I can go berry picking around here. Used to always pick blackberries and gooseberries where I used to live.

A friend of mine tried making lilac wine... she said it was not good, not good at all. I totally forget this year and the blooms are already spent. I thought I might try it myself anyway. Maybe next year!
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Oh I love that little Prayer... emoticon

I hope you can find a place to pick berries..

And I could imagine that lilac wine would be very 'perfumy'.... emoticon

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Oh, I LOVE this!! Thanks so much for sharing it, Rebecca!!!!
I love poetry of just about any kind. I enjoy reading it and writing it.

Our yard is so full of dandelions it's not funny, but for some reason, this year, the wild buttercups have really taken over.
I had thought about doing a dandelion salad, or even soup, but just not too sure about it. The tea I may be able to handle better.

Lilac wine??? Ok, that just doesn't even sound good! WAY too perfumey.

I need to see if the wild blackberries in the back of the property need picking. have to be sure to wear thick clothing and boots, though. There is a pond back there, and snakes LOVE to hide in berry [sign in to see URL] ones near a water source like that. But ohhh how good would a fresh blackberry cobbler be??? YUMMMMMMY
I hope you're able to find a berry source close by!!!

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Fresh blackberry cobbler???? emoticon
*grabs knee high waders and heads to Saijens place* emoticon

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Thanks Queeny, I hope I find a blackberry spot too! If nothing else, the Amish folks around here sell them, I bought some off of them last year to get my fix. emoticon

You know, I think 'perfumey' was the exact word my friend used to describe the lilac wine. Also said there was no buzz whatsoever from drinking it. So somewhere along the way something didn't happen the way it was supposed to.

My husband emailed me that he is bringing home a mess of wild mustard greens tonight. With that and the lettuce growing on the porch, we'll have a nice salad to go with our Friday night steaks. (HOPE that they taste good!)

Saijen, you could use your buttercups to make dye. Not sure about the exact process but wouldn't a dye garden be fun? Seems to me I had a book that described how to make plant dyes somewhere, not sure if they mentioned buttercups specifically. If you are interested I will try to dig up the book.
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[sign in to see URL] dye garden would be [sign in to see URL] what fun. I love to [sign in to see URL] how cool to make tie-dye using dyes I made myself, from things I grew! I know you can use tea and beets for dyes. If you feel like looking for the book, awesome, if not, and you think you can remember the name, just give me the name and I'll try to find a copy.

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I'll dig for it this weekend. emoticon Tumeric makes a great yellow dye, by the way. My husband and I played with tie dye a little last fall. Our grape juice made a nice purple, too. Only problem is we didn't know how to set the dyes, so now we can't wash (or for that matter, use) our funky dish towels.
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