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Mar 4th, 2018 | By

  Persephone’s fate unfurled In one thunderclap. Darkness fell. Flowers faded brown, Spilling silver seeds On the trembling ground. Cold clutch of claws, Hard-bitten fingernails Scraping frost, Blood frozen in veins, Thrust of rusty roots Whisper “Trust the dark!” Hope is queened in despair, A crown of brittle ice, Dream-ridden sleep; No offerings befit her.

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The Magic of Hops

Feb 24th, 2018 | By

Each year, the International Herb Association chooses an Herb of the Year. The decision is made by the horticultural committee and is based on what they consider the plant’s superior attributes in at least two out of three areas: culinary, medicinal, and decorative. For 2018, they have selected Hops, an excellent herb in all three

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