Halloween is nearly upon us. The Great Pumpkin is set to arrive, the witches are preparing to fly, and the black cats...well, they're a bit indifferent to the whole thing. They are cats after all!
The veil is getting quite thin so it's time to get the Jack o' Lanterns and candles set up to protect your home from unwanted ghosties, don your costumes to blend in, and don't forget the treats to appease all manner of creatures who will soon be knocking at your door!
Rake and burn the leaves, and gather the firewood. Mulch the gardens, sweep the front steps, and bring the herbs in to dry. Shutter the windows, there's a chill in the air!
Fill the cauldron with freshly harvested vegetables and herbs and set it to simmer. Stock the pantry with canned goods from the garden and get started on the candle making. Bring out the blankets and clean out the hearth. Remember, don't clear those cobwebs until after All Hallows Eve, that spider may be someone you knew!
This is Halloween!
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