The Hidden Almanac for
Monday April 6th, 2015
Episode 245
Previous episode: 2015-04-03
Next episode: 2015-04-08


Today we remember the singing sensation The Glorious Seven. It is also the day a plover stayed dry. It is the Feast Day of Imperfections, and in the garden, there are poppies.

Be Safe, and Stay Out of Trouble.


Welcome to the Hidden Almanac, I’m Reverend Mord.

Today is April 6th, 2015.

It was on this day in 1995 that the Glorious Seven debuted their first album. The Glorious Seven were a group of acapella singers who were nearly impossible to tell apart, except by voice. Theories about the band included that they were identical septuplets or had been surgically altered to resemble one another. The Glorious Seven were interesting as a novelty, but critics claimed they lacked staying power, and after three albums, the band split. However, never more than one of them was ever seen in one place at one time, except on stage, so the mystery remains.

And it was on this day in 1844, in the During Sound, which lies south of the Glass Wastes, that several women began trying to bail the tide. The nest of a small plover lay directly behind them, and the tide was coming in. And after they had bailed for some time, the tide changed. Now and again, life is like that.

It is the Feast Day of the Imperfect. Let us all be a little kinder to ourselves about our imperfections today.

In the garden, the goldenseal is blooming. Goldenseal likes what it likes and only what it likes. If you have it, it is either happy or dying. If it is happy, it is spreading with some enthusiasm, if not, it is dying and there is no point in trying to keep it on life support. It is quite attractive, with bright red berries, and much threatened in the wild by overharvesting. If you can grow it, it is worthwhile. If you can’t, you’ll know soon enough.

The woodland poppies are also blooming. Garden catalogs advise that it reseeds freely, which is almost true. It will do so once it is actually established, but it may take three or four tries to achieve this. Then you will have it forever. It is worth it, and unlike the goldenseal, rewards repeat attempts.

The Hidden Almanac is brought to you by Red Wombat Tea Company, purveyors of fine and inaccessible teas. Red Wombat --- “We Dig Tea.”

Also brought to you by a small lizard who lives near the east drainpipe who wants everyone to be happy today, if that’s okay, and says hello.

That’s the Hidden Almanac for April 6th, 2015. Be safe, and stay out of trouble.


Out of Character

The Hidden Almanac is a production of Dark Canvas Media, written by Ursula Vernon and performed and produced by Kevin Sonney. Our theme music is Moon Valley and our exit music is Red in Black, both by Kosta T. You can hear more from Kosta T at the Free Music Archive. All other content is copyright 2013 through 2015, Ursula Vernon.

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