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Wellesley Island NY 800-600-3831
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Hot Flashes -News and gossip from the island
"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 birthday-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
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22 Last Qtr; 30, New
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22, Last Qtr; 30 New
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Updated Friday, September 30, 2016
Easy access to show listings in Northern and central NY, along with the
occasional article by Sue-Ryn: The Metaphysical Times
busy--and hot and dry--month . . .
September felt more like August until just the past week or so, when it finally cooled down. Unseasonably hot, and while we did get some rain, we're still getting far less than is normal, or healthy for the environment. A whole lot of trees have gone dormant--yet we don't have much color yet. The only reason we still have a pond is because we've been running water into it an hour a day to keep it from going bone dry.
Rehab has been less busy than usual. At left are the two squirrels we've had since late August; they were released just today. We've had a few things pass through, the only current resident is a juvenile pigeon now that the squirrels are gone. Things could change in a day--or now. Rehab is always a surprise.
The picture at left was taken less than a mile from our house, and it was an unusual visitor to our area. Snowy egrets are seen south of us, but this is the first one we've seen here on the island. It hung around for over a week, hunting frogs at a pond in the State Park, and left just a few days ago. One for our life list.
Sue-Ryn has a couple shows coming up. They are:
Pagan Pride Equinox Festival was a ball! Thanks for coming!
The Fairy and Earth Fest that was to be held Sat. Aug 13, Thompson Park, Watertown NY was rained out and has been rescheduled to Saturday, October 1
Next up: Cortland Psychic & Holistic Fair October 8 & 9 Ramada Inn Cortland NY
She was never able to find the Faeland Festival, Aug 19-21, Arielle Acres, California Rd. Gouverneur NY--four hours looking for the place and she finally gave up. Maybe next year.
Sue-Ryn will be there Saturday the 20th
You can get more timely wiidlife updates by visiting the Wellesley Island Wildlife page on Facebook.
Our 800 number provider is leaving the biz--we're trying to find a new provider. We'll let you know here if we lose 800 number service.
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.
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!
This year's mail order catalog got mailed out the
day before T-Day. Those who get it will notice a nice little note
from our printer, noting that this was the 31st year he had printed
it for us, and the day we picked it up he took us to lunch. Thanks,
Gale. We count on you, we trust you, and we love you dearly. He runs
the sort of business we aspire to be, one that is honest and helpful
and thoughtful. A business relationship that becomes a friendship.
Don't get the catalog and want to read Sue-Ryn'a annual letter to
her customers? Here it is.
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!!!
Miss Delilah, our new (we've had her over a year now) rescue dog, pictured at left contemplating her growing art collection, had a small growth removed from her chest about three weeks ago. She bounced back from surgery quite quickly, and just had her sutures out earlier this week. She loves car rides, still hates being left home, is getting better at begging, and quite often greets us at the door with her stuffed Donkey (from Shrek) and a full-on tail wag. She's terrified of thunder, bad weather, fireworks, and gunfire.
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.
And now available, Kitty Magic Carpets in extra heavy-duty fabric--what we call the 'Sherman the Shredder' edition. Want to check them out? Go to the Catnip Goodies Page There are also some new pictures of cats with their Party Animals and Mr. Sardini Snakes on the Party Animals page.
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 email@example.com for possible inclusion.
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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