I am not a scholar, and I don't have a lot of time to sit and read as much as I would like. But I am finding that taking a few moments of each day — perhaps right after chores in the AM or after an evening meal — to read some of the lore of our faith, is important. They say learning an instrument can be as complicated as 4 hours of practice a day and dreams of Julliard or it can be playing your guitar fifteen minutes a night with a beer, with dreams of playing at your local b
Tyr's Good Hand meets at a small working farm. Every spring the small flock of sheep is shorn and the mixture of rug and spinning wool is set aside. This year a package of Romney/Merino wool will be mailed to the Chieftain of Black Bear Kindred as a gift to Lauren for her hard work in Heathenry.
The majority of the wool will be sent to a local spinning mill to be turned into yarn by professionals. Some will stay here to be hand washed and carded and spun right here on the f
Good morning from the farm, friends and Tribe! Sharing a quick update to show that the hive has been expanded with another level of frames. These boxes are called "supers" and they come in large, medium, and shallow sizes. Right now the hive has a brood chamber on the bottom (the large box with the wolf on it), and a medium sized super above it for the hive's honey. Another honey super will be added above it, and it is that last one that we will rob a little honey to make mea
I occasionally receive emails and questions about beginning a Heathen Group from other new Heathens. Some want to know how we got started, others want advice on how to manage a small study group. This post is going to share our experience as a new Heathen Tribe. I hope some of you out there craving community can make use of this. My intention is to encourage those of you still looking for tribe to stop looking and start building. Getting Started: Building a Community From Scr
The stone altar was raised and the God Poles, carved over the entire last year by members of this Tribe, have been set into the ground behind it. It rests below an ancient apple tree that still bares fruit, even though it is crooked and old. Our Tribe is also imperfect, but earnest. It resides in a calm woodland grove at the edge of a small ravine looking over a running stream. When the fireflies, torchlight, and lanterns dance here under the tall locusts and maples this will