Monday, June 22, 2015

A Mid-Summer Progress Report

First things first, SOLSTICE BLESSINGS to you!

Despite calls for drizzle it was a glorious weekend and I got burnt to a crisp working in the garden. Our garden is coming along nicely (thanks to all of the hard work by Mr. Pixie) and I'm grateful for all of the leafy green goods that are sprouting and ending up on our dinner table.

Mid-Summer at Pixie Hill

Our solstice celebrations were quiet. I made a nice meal for the hubs (it also being father's day and all) and then took some treats outside for our fairy friends. Honey, jam, bread, and sweet wine. Our contribution to the wee folk's solstice celebrations.

Mid-Summer Fairy Offering at Pixie Hill

Our "fairy sanctuary" is coming along slowly but surely. I managed to finish up a handful of sprite cottages, which are now sitting in an overgrown tangle of leaves. They'll be a perfect spot for our little fairy visitors to rest.

Sprite Cottages at Pixie Hill - Nichola Battilana

Our resident Hobbit has returned. The long grass was cleared, a small stone wall built and his tiny garden tended.

Hobbit Home at Pixie Hill - Nichola Battilana

Word of our safe heaven must be spreading. On Thursday evening I heard a ruckus outside and when I went to investigate I found this wee caravan parked beneath the bird bath. Some travelling fairies have come to stay for the summer.

Travelling Fairy Caravan at Pixie Hill - Nichola Battilana

I'll try to get better photos of the caravan camp soon. It was being guarded by a band of determined mosquitoes when I took this photo. I was very nearly eaten alive before I was chased away ;)