Little Bit of Summer in the Pit House

Attached to our barn we have a pit greenhouse.

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Our so called Pit House is a greenhouse buried 8 feet into the earth with a southern facing glass roof.

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A wonderful haven where magic happens all year long.

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Brunhilde Toad and her sister Trixie winter here, it is their version of the tropics.

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Amaryllis flowers blossom among large pots of  Rosemary and  Scented Geraniums.

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The earth banked sides retain solar warmth collected from the glass roof on sunny winter days.

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Fairy Folk visit with me as I tend  herbs on the warmest of the winter days. They sprinkle fairy dust about which encourages the plants to continue to sprout, blossom and grow.

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Some of my favorite children visit with the fairies as they help water the herbs sparingly during the long cold winter months.

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Spending an hour or two in this green and flowering little haven is truly magical, especially on a cold Maine winter day.

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I come from a long line of gardeners who were friends with the fairy folk, and many of them had pithouses as well as above ground glass greenhouses..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each generation in my family there have been individuals who were friends with the Fairy Folk.

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And each generation had their own  Memory Keeper. I am the Memory Keeper for my generation, as well I am known as Seamstress to the Fairies.

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I make fairy clothing for the wee folk as well as enchanted wearable gardens for human believers of the Fae.

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I’ve also been known to write a fairy tale or two.

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In the winter when my gardens are asleep I enjoy spending  quiet moments in my pit house enjoying the greenery and scent of herb flowers and warm rich earth on a snowy white day.

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Rosemary sparkled with fairy dust.

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Here are some images of other pit greenhouse. They come in all sizes, but the concept is the same.

 

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Spring is right around the corner…

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Hurrah!

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Jack Frost

 

 

 

Recently our vintage 120 year old glass greenhouse became a magnificent backdrop for a talented artist.

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A playful prankster who finds great fun in nipping noses, ears and fingers as well as an enormous amount of satisfaction and delight in painting ice patterns on lucky window panes.

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Jack Frost is believed by some to be the mischievous son of the Frost King. He is known as King of The Winter Spirits and a member of the Fairy Realm. A talented traveling artist we consider ourselves fortunate to be the recipient of such fine artistry.

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Jack Frost is said to have the power to freeze shadows and some even say he paints the beautiful fern like whirls you see frozen on  window panes.

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When a glass window pane is exposed to outside air that is extremely cold and inside air that is warmer and moist, water vapor condenses on the glass forming (Jack Frost) patterns. Imperfections and scratches or dust particles on the glass influence the types of patterns Jack Frost can create. Often called fern frost or ice flowers because of the patterns created.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gift

The Seamstress to the Fairies was the recipient of this lovely gift.

Thank you Mary Jean!

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Old Horse Becomes Guardian of the Home Place Fairies

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A Video Home Place Fairies Tale

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Happy New Year

“It’s not about what you look at that matters, it’s about what you see.”

Henry David Thoreau

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On the north side of a small mountain in Maine,

The Home Place Fairies

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Along with a Wizard and the Seamstress to the Fairies Welcome in the New Year.

Good tidings to each and every one of you!

 

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Tiny Wonders,

Everywhere.

All one has to do is look.

 

Gone to Join the Fairy Folk

After countless years of standing watch as Guardian and Sacred Sentry of the Home Place Fairy Folk, Old Horse has gone off to join them in Fairyland.

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And so the girl follows the fairies and old horse deeper into her dream.

 

To the edge of the meadow  where the ancient orchard grows Nightingale and Lullah Blu walk the Old Horse. While in the farmhouse nearby a mortal child lays sleeping dreaming of a magic horse to be her best friend.

 

Old Horse, Sentry, Guardian and Friend.

 

 

First Day of Winter Here in Maine

The first day of winter arrives here at the Farm and the Home Place Fairy Folk celebrate accordingly.

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Yesterday Blue Fairy Hill was covered in snow; today heavy December rains have arrived washing it all away.

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What a difference one day can make.

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The Fairies have taken notice and with these unusually warm temperatures they have flown from their chambers; dancing through the Enchanted Forest and all about the Farm before and after the rain.

The first day of winter is called the Winter Solstice. It is the shortest day and longest night of the year. Here in Maine the official time of the Solstice is 5:22 PM.

So light a candle, burn a yule log, make a wish or say a prayer…just as the Home Place Fairies do.

The Winter Solstice officially occurs when the tilt of the earth is such that the North Pole is the farthest away from the sun. Which causes less light to reach the northern hemisphere.

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While out walking I was delighted to discover an invitation to come join the fairies in their Winter Chambers for Chamomile Cookies and tea.

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The Winter Chambers of the Home Place Fairies is a very magical and secret homage nestled deep within the heart of an ancient Oak Tree  hidden in the Way Beyond of the Enchanted Forest.

Cast with three impenetrable Invisibility spells their fairy chamber remains fortified and protected,  impossible for any mortal to find.

The Wildlings no where it is, but they won’t tell.

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As Seamstress to the Fairies I am a sworn keeper of their secrets. Because of this and my close relationship to Old Horse their Guardian and best friend I have been invited to join them in their home quarters.

I am honored.

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I will never be able to tell you how I got there as I am sworn to secrecy, and in truth, quite simply put, I do not know.

I only know I arrived and returned as if from a dream.

Enjoy the Solstice!

 

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