Monthly Archives: December 2016

Hyggeing the House – The Bedside Table

Before: The table beside my bed is one of my favorites.  I love the color, the weathered patina, the size……but it was hidden under all of the things that I felt like I needed to help me relax and sleep … Continue reading

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December 30th – Bringing in the Boar

Day 11 of the Yuletide celebration is for “Bringing in the Boar.” There is a tradition dating back to the 15th Century of bringing in the head of a boar after the hunt; oaths were sworn on it, and they … Continue reading

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December 29 – Honoring Spirits of Hearth and Home

Yuletide continues and on this tenth day we honor the Spirits of the Home and Hearth – asking them to watch over our home and tools and to light our way through the year to come. Work is customarily set … Continue reading

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Anniversary Ham

A 24 pound ham trimmed of the aitch bone and cleaned up to 20.6 pounds. We packed it in salt and it’s now resting in the refrigerator for 15-20 days. We’ll check it every couple of days, drain any accumulating … Continue reading

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December 28 – The Evergreen’s Night

Today is the ninth night of Yuletide, a night that honors the Evergreen. Even as the Earth lays quiet and dark, devoid of life, we remember that, as with the evergreen, hope springs eternal It reminds us of promises kept … Continue reading

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December 27th – Celebrating the Snow

The eighth day of Yule is traditionally titled a “Celebration of Snow.” We seem to have returned to more normal temperatures around here, with no new beautiful, white snow. There are signs of winter; trees are barren, our backyard creatures … Continue reading

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December 26th – The Fool’s Feast

On this seventh day of Yuletide, tradition calls for the honoring of fools and the swapping of roles in the social order. This is a reminder that nature is always close to chaos and that shaking thing up can lead … Continue reading

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December 25th – Hospitality and Hosting

On the sixth day of Yule is meant to honor the ideas of hospitality and giving – visiting and hosting friends and family and adding our energy and blessing to theirs. The giving of gifts has long been a way … Continue reading

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December 24 – Honoring Alfar

On the fifth day of Yuetide is dedicated to the Alfar, the male ancestors home and hearth. We will remember and try to keep the bargains made to the spirits throughout the year and take a moment to honor our … Continue reading

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