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  • Essential Skills - Navigation

    Essential Skills – Navigation

    By Rory OR In our modern world of GPS (global positioning system), satnav in vehicles and all kinds of electronic gadgetry it is easy for basic skills to be overlooked and forgotten. While these electronic devices can and do save lives and even smart phone apps can be useful in an emergency they are, at best, just a back up for a good solid knowledge base and a thorough understanding of the basics.
    August 31, 2014 | 0 Comments More
  • Navigating the Maelstrom – Part 2: Toddlers and Preschoolers

    Navigating the Maelstrom – Part 2: Toddlers and Preschoolers

    By Hyndla OR In the prior article we covered our family’s experiences with infants. Whenever something is written, some things are forgotten, and I wanted to cover a few things before moving on to Toddlers and Preschoolers.
    May 11, 2014 | 1 Comment More
  • Navigating the Maelstrom - Part 1

    Navigating the Maelstrom – Part 1

    By Hyndla OR My purpose with these series of articles is to hopefully give parents my point of view on parenting and help them be better parents. I don’t intend to preach at parents or say my way is the best way, but I can say we have had much success and have raised our children from birth to maturity as Odinists. My sincerest hope is that it holds value for someone!
    July 19, 2013 | 2 Comments More
  • The Reason for the Season!

    The Reason for the Season!

    One of the most common questions we get asked is how to get through "Christmas" when you are not a Christian. Well just take a look at what are considered the general trappings of "Christmas" and you will find that it all has origins in the pre-Christian past of our folk.
    December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
  • Members' Creations

    Members’ Creations

    Here at Acorn Hollow, we pride ourselves in the “Tried and True” crafts. Below are some great examples of our members’ creations. If you have some pictures of your creations, please share, and if we don’t have the craft yet, …

    December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Recent Articles

Winter Nights and the Healing of the Soul

Winter Nights and the Healing of the Soul

In ancient times, our ancestors lit bonfires during this time year. It was called, among the Celts, the Winter Fire. It was thought that these massive fires would light the path home for their passed kin, a beacon to attract the spirits of their loved ones. Around these fires the Folk would gather and tell stories of their kin and their adventures.
October 16, 2011 | 0 Comments More
A Different Kind of Wrapping!

A Different Kind of Wrapping!

Sometimes the best part of a gift is the wrapping! One of our commenters offered up some great ideas, and we thought it would be great to share a little "how to" so folks can recreate these fun wrapping ideas this year. Thank you "Frau Williams" for offering these great ideas and sharing them with our Folk!
December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Glitter Ornaments

Glitter Ornaments

A great way to create some unique personalized ornaments for a Yule tree is to utilize hot glue. This is a very flexible craft where you can make snowflakes, runes, ancient symbols, etc…
December 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Swiss Yule Recipes

Swiss Yule Recipes

These recipes are from one of our Swiss members. Thank you Hariulf OR for sharing these recipes with Acorn Hollow!
December 17, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Pönnukökur (Icelandic Pancakes)

Pönnukökur (Icelandic Pancakes)

Yule is a time for family and fun and doing things together. As a child I remember being at my Amma’s house and making all of the Icelandic foods. I remember the piles of Pönnukökur, Rosettes, and the many layered cake; Vínarterta.
December 17, 2012 | 1 Comment More
Ostara Booklet from Acorn Hollow

Ostara Booklet from Acorn Hollow

Please enjoy this Ostara Booklet. Donar's Hearth OR has used it every year and it never fails to entertain, as well as, create a memoir of the celebration.
March 9, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Printable Calendar

Printable Calendar

A new year means a new calendar and we have one homeschoolers and Odinists families will love!
January 8, 2012 | 9 Comments More