Feb 23, 2012

Green Magic Giveaway!

I'm back from my business trip, which was lovely but left me appreciating home all the more.  Because there were quite a few days on the trip that included snow, I was eager to get home to what I hoped was more mild weather.  The Valley did not disappoint.

Today the sun was out and the snow was melting fast.  There isn't much left on the ground except in the deepest shadows now.  While out in the backyard, I looked longingly at the raised garden beds, and decided I couldn't wait any longer.  Expecting to be met with a rather sharp vibration up my spine as I hit ice in the garden, I was pleased to find, instead, that the earth yeilded to my shovel eagerly.

I added compost and dug the raised veggie bed well, and rejoiced in all that rich, dark earth.  It is now raked smooth and waiting for the pea seeds I'll be depositing next week sometime.  This is the reason I choose raised beds for gardening - they can be planted early and harvested late.

While I've been dealing with a sick cat, a bullied niece and a business trip, I've forgotten about the February giveaway.  I'm happy to say that the kitty is at about 90%, the niece is happily starting a new school tomorrow and the trip was a wonderful success.  And so - on to the giveaway!

Because I'm knee-deep in Spring Fever, even though it's not yet Spring, I'm going to give away a book from one of my favourite authors about embracing the Green and staying connected to nature in your magical practice.

The Way of the Green Witch by Arin Murphy-Hiscock



I'm a big fan of Arin's writing, and I know that one lucky reader will be receiving a great addition to their library.  I'm also going to throw in a few packages of medicinal herb seeds from one of my favourite seed suppliers!

As always, all you have to do is be a friend of the blog in some capacity.  Follow the blog by clicking the "follow" button up there to your right or follow me on Twitter.  You can also find me on FB, and now on Pinterest (as if I didn't have enough going on - but damn it's addictive!)  Leave a comment below and you are entered - just like that!

I'll draw the winner's name on February 29th.  Good luck!

32 comments:

pensive pumpkin said...

love this post! noticed that my early sowing of broccoli and cabbage is coming up today. spring!

Barry Huddleston said...

Please enter me in the drawing

Barry
anamchara@gmail.com
http://gnostalgia.wordpress.com

Sylvanna said...

Sounds fun! This one piqued my interest and I'm curious about what seeds might be included (as if I don't have enough). Glad fur and family are improving.

Natalie Shinn said...

I've seen this book on the shelves before, but I was never sure if I could afford to buy it without a coupon or something. It would be pretty awesome to get it for free! I promise I'll take good care of it. It will have a nice spot on my shelf next to my book on Hedge witchery.

Knickertwist said...

Yes please! Absolutely interested :)

TMC said...

Count me in!

evewitch said...

I have been reading you for some time. I don't think I follow you in any way that helps your stats, but I do have the RSS bookmarked and I read every new post. I hope that counts. :)

Iesadora said...

Woo hoo I get to POP the comment cherry LOL I'm really excited about your giveaway, I'd love to have this book! Thank-you so much for doing your giveaway =D

Leeanna said...

I love books about Green living. In fact I love books period. Please count me in darlin.

AnnaZed said...

I am entered; I now follow you on twitter as AnnaZed.

What a fascinating blog.

Diandra said...

Sounds like a great book! I'm in! And... yeah, spring!

jill said...

HiIv been following you for a while now,please count me in for your giveaway iv seen the book before and would just love it.Thank you Love Jill xx

Riceball Mommy said...

I follow you through google. I'll be adding this book to my Amazon wishlist for sure.
princess.riceball@gmail.com

Ashling said...

This is a great cheery post. Awesome that your beds are ready for planting, that the cat is nearly better and life is just looking up. Enjoy!

Danni said...

I've been working on my raised beds as time allows too. It feels wonderful to be getting back into the dirt and preparing for Spring. :)

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway, this book is actually on my long list of things to read!

P.S. I hope things are getting better with your niece's school and the bullying. I tried leaving a comment when you posted about it, but blogger gobbled it up.

Hex said...

Bibliophile checking in. Love new books! :D

I'm hoping to have my first garden this year (albeit container garden for the most part) and I can't wait to get cracking. I have the "black thumb of death" when it comes to indoor plants, but I'm hoping that doesn't translate to the garden.

Here's to hoping!

(Following via Google Connect)

Yasmin said...

Sounds great, count me in thanks!

petoskystone said...

My fingers are itching to get back into the dirt! Please enter me :)

Jeanette said...

I really want this book, so I'm in!! :) I've followed you on twitter and pinterest, and I've befriended you on facebook too (provided that you accept, of course. :) ).

Mother Moon said...

such a wonderful person you are.. always giving away something... glad to hear that you are so festive as springs tries its hardest to come forth.

brandi said...

~i am so happy to hear yoru kitty os feeling better and a new school to be started for your neice...thank goodness for such a blessings...may it be a fresh start where she feels happy and at peace in her days as it should have always been from the beginning...and welcome home!!! a trip does sound nice at the moment....and then a wee bit of gardening...lucky you!!! life is slowly emerging around here...our tulips are about half way up...but alas it has been nothing but rain...i am longing for a wee bit if dryness to get out and play...always kind of you to be thinking of us and spreading your joy...looks like some nice spring reading to be had...best wishes to all and much love light and blessings~

Charicola said...

Please enter me in the contest Jen! Thanks! Enjoyed your post as I do all of them... =0) charicola@gmail.com

L. Starkey said...

Hi, Rue. I've been doing a lot of studying on herbalism lately and so would love to win the "The Way of the Green Witch" and the seeds. Please enter me in the drawing. Blessings!

Jennifer said...

Hi Rue,

Please, please consider my name "in the hat" also! I would love to win a copy of this book. I always grow a small garden, including herbs, but this year I am more interested than ever in health-supporting, healing herbs.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Birgit said...

Hi Jen,

Good to hear that things are better for you now. I have been very concerned about what your sweet niece had to go through... Of course, it's also hard to see a beloved pet suffering, so it's also great news that your cat is nearly 100 % well again! :)

Thanks for the chance to win this interesting book -- great prize (as always -- you pick such interesting books and items!).

Happy Sunday greetings,
Birgit

Moncha said...

This looks like a great book. I have never heard of this writer before. Being Dutch we don't get all the books here that you have. So I'm very interested ; )
Have a wonderful day.

Wren said...

Pinterest is the best! Glad to hear your niece is doing well :)

Laurie Brown said...

Been following your blog for several months, and just sent a friend request on FB.

It makes me happy that someone out there is able to start working in the garden; it snowed all night and all day yesterday here!

Dreamer said...

It looks like a wonderful book. Thank you so much for the giveaway. I followed on Google, Twitter and friend requested on FB. :)

kim said...

I'm in and a follower!!

Merry said...

Great post! The book looks awesome; I've been thinking about green witchcraft for some time now. :)

-Merry

Anonymous said...

I hope that I'm not too late for the drawing! :-)