Have yourselves a lovely day! Here at our home I've cooked and baked up a storm and we're ready for celebration o our Last Harvest, our ancestors, and any random trick or treaters who come to the door. Blessings from the Hearth.
I actually had an opportunity to speak with a fellow elder today we we got on the subject of Elders and Teachers. She is of an Eclectic Solitary Tradition (as many are), and she agrees with my sentiments. Great knowledge is being ignored by not including solid Mentors and Teachers into the lives and path … Continue reading Bit of an Update To Where Are All The Elders and Teachers?
Ramblings from a sleep-deprived brain...... So, as you all know, I've been dipping my toes back into the greater pagan populace for the last month or two. It's been a long time since I've done so (15 years or so!), so it's been quite a switch. I've joined a few Facebook groups...which have proven to be … Continue reading Things That Make You Go…… (where are all the elders and teachers?)
Painting by Lord Frederick Leighton (Note: I was so exhausted when I wrote this. It may not make sense!) One of the things I do when I have time is peruse the internet and blogs for All Things Hestian. There isn’t a lot, but what I do find is typically a mash up of both … Continue reading Where To Find Hestia — Kinda (except for the same tired old stories)
It's been a stressful few days in our household, and now I'm trying to get things under control. I'm not sure if I just need serenity, another vacation, or a glass of wine. Today, as I burned my incense for Hestia, I took the time to say this short prayer to keep me focused throughout … Continue reading Daily Prayer to Hestia
I've been doing a lot of contemplating lately as to whether or not I should abandon my food and recipe blog that I let lapse a year or so ago (The Untamed Domestic Goddess). I simply adore cooking! It is that connection to the kitchen, hearth and home that sends my heart soaring. As my … Continue reading Oh, Heavenly Scones!
Herbed Cornish Hens is one of my favorite dishes to serve at our Last Harvest celebration. This is my daughter's recipe, which she concocted when she was 10 years old. Ingredients: 2 Cornish Game Hens, thawed 2 teaspoons salt ½ teaspoon dried basil ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ teaspoon ground … Continue reading More Last Harvest Favorites — Herbed Cornish Hens
As you’ve read in a previous post of mine (find it here), I have had times in my life where I have drifted away from Hestia. For the past 17-20 years I’ve come back to Her with a dedication I had never felt previously. My offerings are blessed; Hestia’s altar is the center of our … Continue reading To Cover…Or Not?
*Whew* being away from humanity a few days really does a HearthKeeper good. Got rid of a lot of the ick cloud hovering over my head and now I'm ready to rule the world again! While many pagans celebrate Samhain and the end of October, my household celebrates Last Harvest. Beginning at dusk on … Continue reading Last Harvest (or…Samhain For Most of You)
I currently live in a small town. Actually, I’ve lived in several small towns – the smallest of which had a population of 800. I have extremely fond memories of that little Northern New York town filled with hard working families. I stayed there 20 years until my daughter and I met a man … Continue reading When The HearthKeeper Gets Angry