Garden Update: Harvest and Gratitude 

As Lughnasadh starts to turn us towards the Autumn Equinox, and as it is the beginning of the major harvests, I find myself reflecting on the successes and failures of our little container garden. Each year, we learn more about our plant allies. Each year, through a mixture of experience and research, we recognize opportunitiesContinue reading “Garden Update: Harvest and Gratitude “

Pagan Parenting: Harvesting Wild Grain at Lughnasadh

Each Lughnasadh, I strive to harvest some of the wild grain from the hedges. Not only is harvesting grain traditional at this time of year, but I save it so my protogrove has something with which to weave Brighid crosses during Imbolc, six months later.  With the amount of snow we get in January andContinue reading “Pagan Parenting: Harvesting Wild Grain at Lughnasadh”

Crafting For My Grovies

I sometimes fret that I’m not as prolific as I used to be. My Druid studies have slowed down, for sure, but my crafting has as well! I often lament how I don’t get to flex my artisan muscles the way I used to now that I’m so often occupied with a little one. IContinue reading “Crafting For My Grovies”

Pagan Parenting Tutorial: Ribbon Flowers for a Spring Equinox Altar or Nature Table

    Although it’s started to feel like Spring in Northern NY, there aren’t any flowers yet. If you’d like to get your little ones excited about the coming season and want to add some color to your altars and nature tables, here’s a craft I came up with.  It will take a few hoursContinue reading “Pagan Parenting Tutorial: Ribbon Flowers for a Spring Equinox Altar or Nature Table”

The Ditzy Druid Travels: The Vikings Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History

At the end of February, I got a chance to visit the temporary  Vikings exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History.  It was a wonderful experience, and well worth traveling to if you’re in the region.  There are many permanent exhibits to check out when you’re done learning about Vikings, including a museum just for childrenContinue reading “The Ditzy Druid Travels: The Vikings Exhibit at the Canadian Museum of History”

Totoro Plush

I recently shared a list of some favorite Pagan-related movies, and “My Neighbor Totoro” was on there.  Creating that list reminded me that the movie was part of my collection.  My daughter watched it several months ago, before her attention span was ready for a feature-length film.  I took it out again and she’s obsessedContinue reading “Totoro Plush”

Eggs in the Making

In preparation for the upcoming Spring Equinox gathering next month, I’m experimenting with making paper mâché eggs for an egg hunt the little ones can enjoy. I would rather do something a little more sustainable than using cheap plastic eggs. The Spring Equinox is a strange high day for me. It’s historically not very Celtic,Continue reading “Eggs in the Making”

Faux Candles for Imbolc: A Toddler-Friendly Craft

Bee shows a greater interest in what I do, and she loves to honor nature outside and inside at her nature table / play altar. The one thing she was missing was a representation of fire – one of the Three Hallows in my Druidic tradition, and an important part of any Celtic spirituality.  I’veContinue reading “Faux Candles for Imbolc: A Toddler-Friendly Craft”

Tutorial: Toddler-Friendly Paper Sun Ornaments

Blessed Winter Solstice!  I hope you spend some time tonight reflecting on the gifts of the sun – warmth, light, and energy.  I’ve been talking to my daughter about what it all means, so making sun symbols is an obvious choice for a toddler Winter Solstice craft!  These simple sun ornaments can be decorations andContinue reading “Tutorial: Toddler-Friendly Paper Sun Ornaments”

Looking for Pagan Supplies? Shop Local!

It’s “Small Business Saturday,” so I went to one of my favorite villages to support the local shops as I prepare for Winter Solstice giving. Supporting local businesses is so important when it comes to living more sustainably. Making such efforts is important to me on my path.  If you’re going to spend money onContinue reading “Looking for Pagan Supplies? Shop Local!”