By Jennifer H AOR
Self Reliance is one of our NNV. We can be self reliant in any number of areas. However, I would like to take a moment to speak with you about the importance of self reliance in one of the most basic areas of humans existence. Food.
by Hengest OR
I have not posted about my allotment since Jim C wrote a report about it way back in August 2010 so I thought I would share some of what I have learned in that time.
Our ancestors were not just warriors – in fact many people mistakenly believe Odinism to be purely a warrior religion. Although there is a strong warrior aspect to Odinism, one of the key areas in which our ancestors thrived was in agriculture.
This year we a repeating this event and we would like as many Hearth’s, individuals and friends of the OR as possible to get involved and plan an activity or activities for some time over the designated weekend.
Today some members of Frey’s Beacon OR Hearth met up in Delamere forest for a litter pick. Those present were Neil AOR, Aidan, Sean and myself. We were also joined by Pat and her daughter Sally, who although not Odinist, wanted to help clean up this beautiful Forest.
I have just returned from a most enjoyable day with members of our hearth, Freys Beacon Hearth, who met this time in the role of Guardians
By Asbrandir AOR
In writing this article, it is my aim to start an on-going discussion on the idea of living in a community attempting to live as self-sufficiently as possible. I shall say now that I myself have just begun learning about this path and I can only do my best to explain my thoughts and ideas here. This is an open discussion, where ideas, positive energy and of course constructive criticism are readily accepted.
Members of the OR met up on Sunday 22nd August to help Hengest clear his new allotment and ready the plot for propagation. If you’ve never rented an allotment before, then you have no idea how much blood sweat and tears it takes to knock an overgrown and neglected plot into shape. My blistered hands and aching body are witness to how much work we did.
On the 22nd of August Members of Freys beacon OR hearth met up in the capacity of Guardians to clear litter in Storeton wood area of the Wirral peninsular, here in the Northwest of England.
Kris AOR brings us the third report on his allotment venture, and discusses some of the problems he has had with potato blight, a rather stubborn weed called ‘Horse Tail’, and of course the age-old foe of the gardener – the slug. He also talks of the successes of his broad beans, and describes efforts to increase and support biodiversity on his plot.
Hail the Growers!