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From the Northlands · 1Y ago

A week of many projects

 This early morning view from a few days ago seemed to set the color tone of this past week. One doesn't necessarily associate the warm colors of this sunrise with the early spring in the no...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

Frigga's day Spontaneity

Friday is my typical day in town. I go on Frigga's day because I can meet with a bunch of fellow fiber folk (though none are followers of Frigga) to knit or spin or whatever at the Page Farm...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

And the wind blew and the rains came...

High wind alerts for a storm last night were not in vain. While we sustained no damage, thank the Gods, many trees went down and power was off to quite a few folks. It went down for us, here...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

Rituals of the Year

When most Pagan-y folks talk about Rituals in a yearly context, they are -- or so it seems -- referring to times at the quarters and cross quarters -- or perhaps at the turn of the moon (mos...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

Exciting Classes! and one dud...

Just back from Farm and Homestead Day, a series of workshops put on by the Waldo County (Maine) Extension Service. It was an early day for this gal, an hour's drive plus time to get lost (wh...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

Greening Up!

We have not started to see greening outside yet, here around my central Maine farm, though the sap buckets are no longer hanging on the maple trees that I passed on my way to my local post...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

How do YOU get ALL the homestead things done?

I am thinking of offering a workshop by that title at the Common Ground Fair this fall. So the topic is on my mind a lot. My short answer is "you don't." I didn't when I was homesteading as ...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

A Gift Well Given

Yule and Christmas are long past and I suspect that many of us have finally relaxed from the hubub and stress of the 'gifting season.' For some, the stress comes from the financial aspect......
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

In Praise of Silence, Solitude and Wondering

I spend a lot of time, it seems, doing time consuming, solitary tasks that have been automated out, or left by the wayside, of typical modern day life. I wash dishes by hand, I hang laundry ...
From the Northlands · 1Y ago

Being a Keeper of Tradition

I have been thinking a lot, recently, about holidays and traditions, and about the words we use to talk about such things. Most often, it seems, I hear "celebrate" used in conjunction with h...