Happy Saint Andrew’s Day!

With an excellent video with music of Clanadonia. Let us begin the winter feasting season in the old north.  Not just a Scottish or Christian holy day, much of Europe is tied to animal slaughter and feast days to kick off the long dark season.  From and anthropological and historical perspective the feast itself is … Continue reading Happy Saint Andrew’s Day!

Ghillie Shoe Class

Here are some throwback photos from Ghillie shoe making classes from 2009 and 2011.  The first pair is from a small class at the Bois d'Arc Rendezvous in southwest Missouri (note the lush green of late summer).  Maybe not as sexy as the arrow-making class but it is a very real and useful skill.  I … Continue reading Ghillie Shoe Class

Everyone Should Cultivate Manual Training

Does this mean we should neglect our intellect? Absolutely not. In fact, the opposite. We should strive to cultivate both mind and body to become the most perfect specimen we can become, daily. I came across this passage while reading a bit this morning from Amateur Joinery in the Home (1916) by George and Berthold … Continue reading Everyone Should Cultivate Manual Training