Back from her early morning wild crafting. Hand weaved baskets. Full with natures treasures. Grandma put the baskets on the table.Turned around. To make some coffee.Being a nosey kid I took a peek. I remember amoung the ramps (wild onions),wild garlic,fennel and berries. There would be large bundles of ferns.Many different shapes..kinds and sizes. So many fun and magical ways to use them.Playing in the beautiful woods near grandmas house.Lots of ferns.To many to count where every where. Roads..creeks..abandoned shacks.It was so cool and calming to set under these large like green lacey fans.When the hot and heavy heat waves came in the summer.One could sleep under them Feel the presence of the fairies. If you wanted to"See" them. In the early morning. Just as the dew starts to settle. Rub your face against the under leaves of the ferns..the natural scent of them helps take you to another level.Far from here. If you get blurred vision. They dont want you to see them. And no..I never had a problem seeing them.
With twine or yarn she had saved. In her working (magic) cabinet drawer. Close to the rubber bands,tooth pics,marbles and odd n ends used in her "Workings" Ferns were checked for spiders..or any other jumpers who loved to take a free ride.To her house.
My child mind always felt that in some way they heard of her gardens.That were such a happy place for all. From the animal friends..bug ones and other ones unseen just watching. Next to the drying citrus peels hanging near the window. Ferns went up to dry. When it was completely dry. The were put in glass containers.
Never plastic. Plastic lowers the powerful magic of it. She then labeled. Then put into the depths of her ceder cabinet. Here are some uses of ferns. They all have worked greatly for me.Get your notebook.You might want to write this down.
*Sprinkle dried ferns upon your front porch.If any person who is negative/evil wont enter your home. Toxic family member?
*Inside finely crushed to a powder ferns.In your window sills of every window to deter intruders.
*In a small red flannel made bag. Add some dried ferns with a tigers eye and a chunk of a magnet.Wards off illness.Protects from harm. Love this! I have this in my purse at ALL times.
*Sprinkle to in your mop bucket when you wash the floors! Gets rid of bad juju..bad tricks from nasty mean peaple.
*Make a fern broom. Cluster a big handful of ferns that are dry. Wrap tightly with red yarn. Sweep your floors.Out to the front door.
Make a smaller seperate one. For walls and hard to reach places.When not in use.Hang behind a door.