The tides of winter howl, and we prepare for the up and coming Rauhnact. It is a few days before the visit of Belsnickel, and depending on where you go the story has slight regional variations. A fellow in skins, and rough clothing visits the local houses, ensuring we have been good folk before the … Continue reading Preparing for Rauhnact
It isn’t anything fancy, no more than a mechanic is a ‘car whisperer.’ But, I am uploading some things into the store, and in keeping up with what I said, this next period of 9 days will have more added, as I sharpen them for use; and bless them for their journey onwards. Continue reading Maker of Things
This month has been spent all over the place. My inventory is growing, and I am thinking I may put some of my knives and axes online without sheaths. Time is just getting in the way. I may sell them separately, or allow for later leather additions once time allows. So there are axes, knives, … Continue reading The Dark Moon of November
It was my first feast non-solo. Steaks were cooked over a fire, and the table was beset with The Ploughman’s horns, of course joined by The Smithy. It is the time the The Ploughman finally ceases his toil, and begins his winter activities. It is a feast eaten in utter silence, for The Ploughman’s work, … Continue reading Geistfest
It has been a busy month for us. The Blonde Dude and I went to visit family, and to propose. I honestly wasn’t expecting that. But! It happened. It’s now a thing. From those lands we brought back a Hearthstone. The Hearthstone is an important symbol in my tradition. In ritual one can stand on … Continue reading Hearth and Home
My raven skull just arrived from across the pond. I was very excited to get her here, and during a new moon! Continue reading New Additions
There has been some discussion on the topic of coal lately, among us fringe polytheists. I think it fascinating to listen to others, from completely different walks of life talk about something I touch, work with, and see almost daily. Good ol’ coal. That black stuff that makes some hiss, but makes smithies like me … Continue reading Carbon, char, coke, and Coal.