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Spring will come again


I live in an area where the winters are long. And cold.  And snowy.  Sometimes it seems like spring will never come again.  So 5 years ago I started making corn dollies out of corn husks and cotton embroidery floss, cotton twine or jute twine.  But these were not just ANY sort of corn dollies, these are SPRING corn dollies.  



When the temperature drops into the 30s and vegetation starts to die off because of the freezing temperatures at night, that is the time I make the corn doll.  


I fill the chest cavity of the doll with flowers from my garden.  Some years she holds a citrine crystal that I had set out under the summer solstice sun to soak up those energies.  (Alas I missed doing that this year for some reason.)  


This year's corn dolly is filled with violas, pansies, yarrow and some-flowers-my-mother-gave-me-whose-name-I-can't-remember.  This dolly then hangs in my kitchen in my line of sight as I help prepare dinner.  She reminds me that spring WILL come again no matter how long the winter.  


Once I believe that spring has truly arrived, I burn the corn dolly and place the ashes in my garden beds.  Which is why I stopped adding unnatural elements to the dollys like the ribbons on the one above.  What do you do to help get you through the long winters?

Simple corn dolly instructions can be found here.

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I'm an eclectic polytheist whose main divinities are Heru-ur, Bast, Sobek, Yinepu Isis, Zeus-Serapis, and Yemaya. I'm a mother, wife and Librarian living in the Rocky Mountains stumbling on my path and wondering what the heck I'm doing. Blessed be.


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