The 6th, 7th, and 8th Days of Yule 2013

I hope everyone has been enjoying their Yuletide season!  We just returned from a lovely visit with family.  It is always difficult for me to keep up with rituals when I return home, but I did my best to be mindful of the days. The Sixth Day of Yule This day was dedicated to theContinue reading “The 6th, 7th, and 8th Days of Yule 2013”

Twelve Days of Yule – Day Four

Today is the fourth day of Three Crane Grove’s “Yule Along,” and I’m still following! Today is a day to honor the Nature Spirits. Here in Northern NY, it’s certainly a good day to do that. We’re experiencing a big ice storm. The ice casing everything outside is literally 1/2 to 3/4 of an inchContinue reading “Twelve Days of Yule – Day Four”

The Twelve Days of Yule – Day Two and Three!

A blessed Winter Solstice to my readers! The sun is reborn and we rejoice in the lengthening days! Yesterday was a hard day for us because of Potion’s passing.  But we persevered and, after a long day of work, delved into preparations for today.  There were gifts to finish, floors to clean, and evergreens toContinue reading “The Twelve Days of Yule – Day Two and Three!”

Rest in Peace, Potion

  Last night, we lost a very special little friend.  Potion the ferret has been one of our furry companions since my undergrad years.  I fell in love with her at a pet shop one day and couldn’t resist.  I had been researching ferrets already and was hoping to give one a home.  This particularContinue reading “Rest in Peace, Potion”

Yule Along 2013 – Day 1

If you read my post from yesterday about getting ready for the Winter Solstice, you’ll remember that I’m (virtually) joining with the Three Cranes Grove to take part in their annual Yule Along.  Today is the day to begin and welcome the winter wanderer.  Since a day to celebrate winter and snow comes later, IContinue reading “Yule Along 2013 – Day 1”

Getting Ready for Winter Solstice

I’ve decided to try and reinvigorate my spiritual practice by joining the Three Cranes Grove and their “Yule Along”.  They came up with a Norse-inspired schedule but have invited others to experiment with their own hearth cultures.  So as I prepare for my normal Winter Solstice celebration, I’m also preparing for several days worth ofContinue reading “Getting Ready for Winter Solstice”

Dehydrated Orange Sun Wheels – A Tutorial

One of Northern Rivers Protogrove’s group offering at our recent Winter Solstice event were dehydrated orange sun wheel ornaments.  I made them ahead of time and carried the basket around the circle for everyone to put their gratitude into.  We then hung them from trees and bushes outside the Yoga Center and our homes.  TheyContinue reading “Dehydrated Orange Sun Wheels – A Tutorial”