The End Draws Nigh (Spring Jubilee)

Sacrificing to the Bees. The end of Spring draws nigh and with it, the fury of work that began in February is drawing to a close.  The work will not completely end, it never does, it only becomes a new kind of work. Much of our time over the last week of Éastermónaþ was spent…

With Hands in the Mud

“And when spring came she fared over Broadfirth and came to a certain ness, and there ate the day-meal; that place is sithence called Daymealness, and there beginneth Midfellstrand ” Late frost and even some light snow arrived during the first few weeks of April and the temperature had been alternating quite wildly.  Despite the…

Release the Hens!

Growth and Fertility blessed the homestead during the Spring of 2016. Chickens were safely allowed to spread their wings once more outside of the confine of the runs and our paddock system was put into full use.  Ducks were finally able to break through the ice of the pond and ushered in the usual season…

Rebirth and Renewel

The last of winter’s snow has finally all melted away.  Activity has begun here at our homestead and with the arrival of spring, we find ourselves falling into the rhythm of a new season. The flock has been freed from their winter lodgings and can now roam over the pastures as they wish.  The chicken…