Come on in, the water is fine.. especially for this time of year!
Have you checked out our stones and crystals? If you get cut on one, we have a witchdoctor who can fix you right up. Not to worry, he's a friend ;)
We can make it all better with today's giveaway as well!
The winner of the Ravenfeather Glass Creations giveaway is: Amy Blackthorn!
Today's Blogger: Jenn Hodgson
The night before we were to investigate the jail, my husband, Steve, said he saw a man in a striped jumpsuit in the kitchen. Not giving this much thought since seeing spirits before an investigation is fairly common and normal in our home.
At some point during the night I felt pressure on my arms as if I was being held down. I couldn't wake up at all but again I wasn't in a panicked state over this occurrence. I woke up the next morning to find a bruise on each arm, straight across from each other. If the bruises would have been lower I would have brushed it off as hitting something however the bruises was on the upper part of my arms and toward the inside of my arms.
When we first arrived at the old jail, it was really, really hot. There was ac only in the office. As Dann began to tell us the history of the place I had this feeling of someone sitting on my chest. The feeling was so strong that I would have rather been out in the heat than to feel this way. Dann had said that the jailer had passed away from a heart attack before I could even ask. Once this was stated and we left the office the heavy chest feeling went away.
One of the things that we heard while reviewing evidence was a little girl. We do know that the jailer and his family also lived there. On one side is the jail and the other is the home for the family. There is really no doors that separate the two areas. What was interesting is that we heard this on every recorder. The little girl was having a conversation with someone and she was also yelling at someone.
My husband loves to joke and as he and fellow investigators was going to the women's side of the jail, he says, "prepare yourselves ladies there is some guys coming up." the evp we picked up after him saying this is the following, "higher Steve Hodgson." You would think it would be a woman's voice but instead was the voice of a man.
This is a very active place and never disappoints. Luckily none of our investigators was hurt during any investigation.
My Friend the Witchdoctor
Today's Recipe with Autumn Earthsong: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread
*Makes 2 loaves
3 1/2 cups whole-wheat flour
3 cups sugar
2 tsps baking soda
1 1/2 tsps salt
2 tsps cinnamon
2 tsps ground nutmeg
1 cup oil
15 oz can pumpkin
4 eggs, beaten
2/3 cup water
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350*. Spray two 9”X 5” loaf pans with a non-stick spray; set aside. In a large electric mixer bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices; mix well by hand. Add oil, pumpkin, eggs, water and vanilla. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until well combined.
Pour half of batter into each loaf pan.
Bake at 350* for 55-60 minutes, until loaves test done with toothpick. Cool loaves on a wire rack for 15 mins; turn out of pans.
I like this bread warm! Also great with nuts added if you’d like. Great with cream cheese, or whipped cream or even caramel sauce!
Blessings and love,
Autumn Earthsong is back for the 3rd year as our resident Kitchen Witch. You may have seen her recipes in Imramma Magazine and The Sunday Stew as well. Autumn has been a practicing Witch for 17 years and hails from Ohio. She is a wife, mother of two, and Nana to three busy little grandchildren. Samhain is a favorite time of year for her….with her name indicating what Season she loves! Cooking for family and friends this time of year is also a joy…..Especially this time of year! Hearth, Fire, love of family and good food is how She brings Magick to her home. You can also find her blogging at www.autumnearthsong.com. She looks forward to sharing her recipes with you all and hopes that you have a very Blessed Samhain Season!
Stones and Crystals by Jennifer Hodgson
Kyanite come in Blue-white, pink, green, yellow, gray and black and is readily available.
Kyanite is great for meditation. Stimulates not only your psychic abilities but also your intuition.
This crystal can connect to spirit guides and instantly align the chakras.
Because this crystal never holds negativity Kyanite will never need to be cleaned.
Kyanite is great for opening the throat charka and for speaking one's truth.
Black Kyanite will ground the body during and after meditation.
Blue Kyanite will strengthen the voice, heal the throat and larynx.
Today's Giveaway from Charissa's Cauldron
Win a Samhain prize giveaway package from Charissa’s Cauldron. Included in the package is a triple candelabra perfect for the Samhain altar, a wood burned four drawer box great for keeping incense and herbs, 1 oz bottle each of Charissa’s Cauldron Hecate Water, Nature’s Remedies Intuition Blend and Full Moon Water, a hand beaded bracelet made by My Dragonfly Rose, 4 oz bottle of Autre Monde Spray made by Beaux Magique, a package of 5 Large Coffin Nails and a package of 5 Witch’s Burrs. (Retail value: $150.00)
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Canadians, your country requires that you answer questions instead of participating the American way ;) So, we're bringing you some good old-fashioned trivia about your country this year. Answer the question correctly in comments (don't forget to put your email address in the comment!) and you'll be given 6 entries in the giveaway!
Here's your question:
Whose face is on the Canadian hundred-dollar bill?
a) Wilfred Laurier
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