What a Decade! What a year!

Truly, the last ten years have been transformation for me, and 2019 was, overall, a grand end.   I entered the decade a newly married woman with a new job, new apartment, and new community. I had to start from scratch making friends and learning the land. My Druidry grew, especially in the first fiveContinue reading “What a Decade! What a year!”

Winter’s Blessings

We had an unseasonably spring-like Imbolc, but An Cailleach isn’t done with us yet!  Northern NY will experience some seriously frigid temperatures tonight into tomorrow, and we’re experiencing lake effect snow today.  Visibility has been pretty poor around my home.  Many local businesses and offices closed or never opened today, and I was fortunate enoughContinue reading “Winter’s Blessings”

Autumn in Upstate NY Means Apples

Upstate New York is known for its delicious apples. Each autumn, orchards roll out their red, yellow, and green goodness, cider presses offer their ambrosial best, and folks everywhere delight at the numerous confections produced in kitchens across the land.  When fresh apples appear in mounds at farmers’ markets and grocery stores, when the cider pressesContinue reading “Autumn in Upstate NY Means Apples”

Signs of Spring and Celebrating Trees!

  Yesterday I joined my friend Miss Corinne to celebrate Arbor Day with her organization The Thousand Islands Land Trust.  It was a really excellent event held at their Zenda Farm Preserve  just outside of Clayton, NY.  Admission was free and included information about planting and caring for trees, local wildlife, and local conservation efforts.  Volunteers wereContinue reading “Signs of Spring and Celebrating Trees!”

The Intersection of Nature Photography, Conservation, and Druidism

I had a girls’ day out today with my friend Miss Corinne of A Green(ish) Life.  I’d not seen her since New Year’s Eve, so it was really nice to catch up in person.  FB is no replacement for a true social-outing!  She’s involved with conservation efforts in the Thousand Islands Land Trust, and thereforeContinue reading “The Intersection of Nature Photography, Conservation, and Druidism”

A Great Time at the Homesteading Fair in Lowville, NY

Yesterday I went to a Mother Earth News Homesteading Fair in Lowville, NY.  It was located at the Maple Ridge Center, kind of a hybrid farm, winter recreation retreat, and Christian education facility.    Thankfully, the event was secular in nature and thus very accessible.  The cost was only $10 for a whole day ($15Continue reading “A Great Time at the Homesteading Fair in Lowville, NY”

New Life for Local Hens

Long-time friends and readers know that, while I’m a vegetarian, I’m supportive of small, humane farmers who do their best to provide comfortable homes to their livestock.  I also support hunters who follow the rules and care about conservation. I’m adamantly against factory farms. So I was very excited and impressed to read that aContinue reading “New Life for Local Hens”

A Dangerous Method – A Brief Review

Ever since I heard there was going to be a film featuring Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, I have excitedly anticipated “A Dangerous Method.”   I first became aware of Jung’s work in psychology when I applied some of his ideas to a paper on Frankenstein in 12th grade. I was dabbling with Wicca at theContinue reading “A Dangerous Method – A Brief Review”