The Ardantane Blog
Harvest Celebration Saturday at Ardantane
Tuesday, Jul 29 2008 07 AM
Join us this Saturday evening, August 2, at Ardantane for our Lughnassad (First Harvest) ritual and potluck!This ancient celebration marks the first or grain harvest. It is named for Lugh, a Celtic sun god who was master of all arts and crafts. In Pagan mythology, the Sun God pours his power into the fertile earth, and is transformed into the Grain God, whose gifts make it possible for the
Correction on Work Party Dates
Monday, Jul 28 2008 07 PM
My apologies, I sent out the last blog message with incoorect dates. The Blessed Beavers will gather for work parties on:Saturday, August 9, tentatively, IF we can arrange a volunteer work party leader. Call 505-469-7777 close to the date to confirm whether it's happening, or check here.Sunday, August 24 -- Blessed Beavers work party, 8 am to about 3 pmBlessed be, Amber
Dome Moves Toward Completion
Monday, Jul 28 2008 10 AM
It's been four years of construction on the Dome, but the end is in sight.The Dome, as some of you know, will be our multi-purpose classroom/temple/meetingspace at Ardantane.On Sunday the Blessed Beavers dug in and worked like--well, like Beavers. The primary coat of rubberized roofing compound is just about done, and about half the interior drywall is installed. Now we need to finish up those two
Our First Teen Retreat: SUCCESS!
Tuesday, Jul 22 2008 11 AM
Hi Everybody,The Teen Retreat went about as smoothly as any event could possibly go. We had 16 teens at Ardantane for the weekend, most of them campping in tents. They ranged from 12-18 years of age, and came from Los Alamos, Albuquerque, Los Lunas, Alamogordo, Las Cruces, and Lubbock. And they are an extraordianry group of young people--what a privilege to work with them!Activities included workshops
Lookat Those Beavers Go!
Thursday, Jul 17 2008 02 PM
The Blessed Beavers worked like crazy last Saturday, and got great things done. The Oasis has rock-lined paths and lots of greenery, and the grass is coming up in our new circle. The Dome has the first drywall going up, and we continued creating the 22 nichos that will hold various Pagan deity shrines. Very importantly, another big area of the Dome roof got rubberized (we MUST get the rubberized