Thanksgiving is one week away, which is very exciting, and made all the more so by the welcome gifts of gratitude Fairy Folk leave all about our farm.

For the entire week leading up to Thanksgiving Day members of the Fairy Kingdom leave offerings of thanks for all the garments I have sewn or mended over the year, as well as for the Wizard and myself’s preservation of abundant naturalized gardens, woodlands and organic blueberry barrens where fairies and wildlings together mingle and grow.









The Foxchild, one of my very best friends has been keeping an eye out for the Elves, Brownies, Hobgoblins, Pixies, Sprites and Trolls who come ahead of time when no one is looking;  leaving the most delicious surprises which I will serve to family and friends.










Look what Nora Russell, a Troll from the Knoll left for me this morning at the entrance to the Enchanted Forest.

Why it’s one of her Trolly Delicious Flourless Chocolate Cakes!










Nora, like most Trolls is a very accomplished chief. Each year for as long as I can remember  she has left us one of these exquisite cakes.

This years cake is topped with fresh pomegranate seeds and walnuts, set in a herbal bed of fragrant rosemary. Yum.










Nora’s husband William Edwin is gifted composer and violinist, and Nora as well as being a fine chief has a lovely soprano voice. Nora and Edwin perform together with the Grand Troll Opera, and they are about as romantic a couple as you could ever hope meet. Only chances are you will not meet them because Trolls are notoriously shy of humans, so encounters seldom happen.

However if you have a fair amount of patience and a keen ear you might hear, when the breeze is just right; after the wind has died down, William Edwin Troll playing his mesmerizing Marguerite Waltz on Violin as Bella Troll accompanies him on piano.


Live your own great story out loud and remember to thank those whose gentle acts of kindness have touched you.