Guy Fawkes

Remember, remember the Fifth of November,
The Gunpowder Treason and Plot,
I know of no reason
Why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, t’was his intent
To blow up the King and Parli’ment.
Three-score barrels of powder below
To prove old England’s overthrow;
By God’s providence he was catch’d (or by God’s mercy*)
With a dark lantern and burning match.
Holloa boys, holloa boys, let the bells ring. (Holla*)
Holloa boys, holloa boys, God save the King!
And what should we do with him? Burn him!        


Parkin Cake         

1 cup butter
1 and 1/3 cup molasses
1 and 1/3 cup rolled oats
2 cups flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. lemon rind
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the dry ingredients by sifting together. Melt the butter and gradually mix in the molasses. Adding the butter mixture, alternately with the milk, to the dry ingredients, combining everything until just moist. Pour into a greased 9×13 pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes.    

  -adapted from WiccaCraft for Families by Margie McAthur  

-by Melanie

Author: thewitchmama

Melanie Elizabeth Hexen is a midwife, regionally famous bellydancer, homeschooling mother and matriarch of the Many Hands House. She has been a witch for 25 years, and her belief system is currently based on the writings of Terry Pratchett and the teachings of Steven Posch. With her coven, the Prärie Hexen, she is creating the Hexen Tradition of Witchcraft.

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