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"Let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism. Let us pick up our books and our pens. They are the most powerful weapons."
---Malala Yousafzai, who survived a Taliban assassination attempt and gave an amazing speech at the U.N. on her 16th birth
day-and won a Nobel Prize.

"We must be careful that the people who make $5000 a year are not pitted against those who make $25,000 a year by those who make $900,000 a year."
Barbara Milkulski,  in a speech, 1974

"The freedom of man,  I contend, is the freedom to eat." Eleanor Roosevelt
PLEASE HELP SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL FOOD PANTRIES

March/April March Moons
5, 1st Qtr;  12, Full;
20 Last Qtr; 28, New
20 is 1st day of Spring!
April Moons
 3, 1st Qtr; 11, Full
19, Last Qtr; 26 New
22nd is Earth Day

Updated Saturday, March 4, 2017
Easy access to show listings in Northern and central NY, along with the
occasional article by Sue-Ryn: The Metaphysical Times

Louise and Aud
Here we are, lurching into month three of a very weird year.

Weather-wise, it's been milder than normal, with only a few nights when it went much below zero. Every time we get snow, rain comes soon after to wash it away.

Posting this late because the last week has been . . . difficult. On Wednesday, March 1, Steve's mother Louise passed away. It wasn't unexpected,  we were getting help from Hospice for the last week of her life. She got to die at home, surrounded by her family--which is just what she wanted. The picture at left is from 1989, when Steve and Sue-Ryn got married. Louise is the woman in the white jacket. The woman in the flowered dress is Aud, Sue-Ryn's mom, who died several years ago.   Now we're trying to get back on track after this major derailmen
t.
Here are a few thoughts from Sue-Ryn on her mother in law's passing:

Louise  Burns an outlaws view of a life well and truly lived.
 
    I've only known Louise Burns for about 30 years, so I am a fairly new person in her long and amazing life. I've heard many of her children's favorite stories about growing up under her care as well as a few stories of her own about her experiences growing up on Grindstone Island, along the river's edge. I know she was a powerful influence on many in her own determined way.
    She had an abiding love for her husband Lewis and enjoyed a long and happy marriage. They were both active in the community, and kept many life long friendships with people they grew up amongt and people they met at their Jolly Oaks Campgrounds. In partnership they worked hard and raised four uniquely talented children. They instilled in all their children an appreciation for the natural beauty that surrounded them and the strong community they had enjoyed along the river's edge. 
    A psychic recently wandered into my booth at a show and insisted she needed to tell me something she knew about the end of life. She told me it is going home. She told me it feels like greeting the day on a perfect morning, when the warmth of  sun light and the first breeze embrace one's flesh. She told me that it just grows stronger as we reunite with that energy.
    Now Louise has left us along the river's edge. We will carry her in our hearts. I will envision her stepping into the warm embrace of the all loving and healing universe, free of pain or struggle or regret, being welcomed home.
  Journey well old friend


Big news for HW regulars! For the month of February and March you get free shipping on orders over $30!

Sue-Ryn's next shows are:
Canastota Psychic Fair April 1 & 2 Greystone castle Canastota NY *
Clayton Psychic Fair May 6 & 7 Clayton Opera House Clayton NY *

You can get more timely wiidlife updates by visiting the Wellesley Island Wildlife page on Facebook.

Our 800 number provider left the biz--but we got a new provider.

Our Bug Repellent Oil and Spray now contain Geranium and Lemon Eucalyptus to help repel ticks. These oils have not been added to Bug Stix.

BeatriceBlame it on the animals....
        The testimonial contest that started some time last winter took off like a lead balloon. Then, baby season hit with a vengeance. Between feeding, cleaning, transporting and releasing critters, doing elder care and trying to keep Bay House Artisans stocked, things got a bit chaotic. The One and only testimonial we received was a friend of Corbie Mitleid who lives in England and raises main coon cats...so she is the winner
One thing of note. A few years ago we were called on to ship corn warmers to Antarctica. Yes, Antarctica. Well, earlier this month we heard from one of the recipients of those warmers. Here's what she had to say:

Hi Sue Ryn,

I received one of your corn warmers while working for 6 mos in Antarctica.  The endless nights that I crawled into a nice warm bed because of your lovely handmade gift brought me endless *SMILES* on the coldest continent on earth!!!  I will continue to buy corn warmers for all of my friends!!  You're a master of your craft!  THANK YOU!!!


Need 'therapeutic quality' pure essential oils at reasonable prices without climbing a MLM pyramid? Check out http://www.rockymountainoils.com
We will once again mention here something you will find elsewhere on the site, and as a sticker on order forms. There is now a limit of 5 bundles per scent on incense orders. We have some real fans out there, and that's great, but every so often we get orders so crazy big it wipes our entire stock all at once, and makes it so no one else can get any. Our incense is made by hand in small batches, and can take well over a week to cure enough to be salable or shippable. You can still order 5 bundles each of your favorites, and we hope you do. But orders of 10 and 20 or more bundles of one scent had to stop before we went nuts. Or more nuts. Also bad news for some fans: the incense blend Rendezvous is now  extinct--but  stay tuned for a new scent going  on sale later this month.


Naked HunchLongtime Hill Woman friends and customers know that Sue-Ryn's husband, the Computer & Incense Troll, is a writer with two novels and dozens of short stories to his credit. Now he has begun putting out some of his unpublished novels as Kindle ebooks.

He has a new Kindle eBook novel available for your reading at Amazon. Like the cover says, it's death and danger at a Renaissance Faire--and a nudist camp, investigated by one of the oddest law officers to ever pin on a badge, the one and only Sheriff Abe Van Wynk. It's funny, fairly mysterious, and only $2.99! Available soon is a Kindle edition of his novel Call From A Distant Shore

 

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Or you can try his bent fantasy novel Festivael. Want to know more? Click on the cover or the earlier link. It is available from Amazon for $2.99.





Blood and BreadA third novel of Amazon resurgence titled Blood and Bread is out there.
A most unlikely woman becomes the first Amazon warrior in over 2000 years--and ends up in the middle of a war with the men who wiped out the Amazons the last time around.

Also available at Amazon for a measly $2.99 is another Stephen L. Burns Kindle e-book, the rollicking, satirical SF novel Zero Day Baby.



Zero Day Baby

From Time to time I have needed an Animal Communicator. I first met Sally Gewinner at a small event in Fulton. At that time our old kitty Belle was showing some odd behaviors. Sally helped confirm my suspicions and figure out ways to help deal with belle's transition.         Since then I have called upon Sally for help with domestic pets and Wildlife too. Her gentle healing wisdom has always proved supportive of the animals in our care.         Sally still works full time as a teacher, but you can often find her at weekend psychic and holistic fairs in the central NY region. You can find her on line at http://www.energy-light.com or call her at 315.458.2430 if you need faster help or an appointment.                 

Worth visiting is the Pets Page, a listing of tips and resources and books and links for the owner of animals  of every stripe, including information on fostering animals for people in the service.
If you are looking for a pet, be it a dog or cat or whatever, you will find a link on that page to http://www.petfinder.org
a place that can be  a world of help. That's how we found our Chloe.
Give an animal in need a home! 
What we really want is help making the page (pages, actually) even more useful. Got useful info? Regular mail it to us or email it to troll@hillwoman.com for possible inclusion.

Some more of the Troll's fiction is now available as downloadable versions
(for a modest price) online at Fictionwise. For more info, visit the Stephen L. Burns page.

A personal note from Sue-Ryn:
I frequently joke with customers, saying,  "Accept no substitutes," when asked if I am the Hill Womanwho has been around and selling herbs and scents for over two decades. Last summer a few people asked if I knew a few different people who claimed to be 'apprentices' or 'students' of mine.
While I know I have inspired and empowered many along their own herbal and spiritual paths, I have no apprentices, students (or acolytes, or subjugated minions, for that matter).
Anyone who claims to a student or apprentice is not being completely honest with you.

Feeling a bit isolated? Having a hard time finding things to help feed your spiritual side?
Desperately Seeking Serenity is a page listing some sources for books, music and more.
Check it out for a listing of catalogs and newsletters. Got suggestions for listings? Drop
us a line and let us know, please. Knowledge is best when it's shared.

As always, I'm grateful to the many folks who help keep Hill Woman grounded and growing;
the family and friends, the helpers both hired and volunteer.
I count such fine companions and co-conspirators as treasure.
Special thanks are due to each and every one of you who visits this site or reads my
brochure and accords me the honor and pleasure of serving you. Your encouragement,
kindness, and continuing support mean more to me than you will ever know.  And to
those who've visited, used, and  complimented this site, the Computer & Incense Troll
thanks you from the rubbly bottom of his black little heart.

 

 

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