Just Your Average Thorsday

Burning feathers for Aves Ointment

I haven’t been able to cook in my kitchen for a couple of days… sometimes the things in the oven and on the stove are not so edible in a witch’s kitchen. There are big jars of flying ointments in the oven infusing : oils and fats of duck and bear infusing with poisonous herbs and sticky sweet balm of gilead. I light crow feathers aflame until they turn to ashes, powder them, and mix them into the Aves Ointment with the dust of wild bird bones.

Crafting Flying Ointments in the Kitchen

There is a pot of bear fat rendering on the stove from gelatinous mess to a clear earthy-blood colour. I’m hoping to turn this batch into bear tallow candles. My home smells heavy of the scent of rich fat and sandalwood incense with the sounds of Wardruna pouring out the open windows this warm summer evening.

Rendering Fresh Bear Fat on the Stove

It’s not just mead bubbling away in my kitchen; nearby is a bucket of hydrogen peroxide gurgling like a witch’s cauldron as it cleans wolf and bobcat skulls.

Cleaning Wolf and Bobcat Skulls

I’ve been busily crafting ointments, incense, and smoking blends to restock the apothecary by this weekend.

Mandragora, Yew, and Saffron

I had a lovely Midsummer’s evening of tarot, mischief, and a friend’s homemade wine. I hope yours was lovely too!

A Mischievous Midsummer to All!


10 Responses to “Just Your Average Thorsday”

  1. Lance Foster says:

    The full poem from Kipling is here: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bos/bos382.htm
    Ellum = Elm…hmmm

  2. kamonra says:

    Yeee! I get paid this weekend so I can *buy* things! Yaaay!

  3. Nikkie says:

    It is Winter here and hunting season is open and I’m eagerly awaiting my buckets full of wild boar fat!!! I have run into a bit of a jealousy-snag where collecting bones and skulls are concerned but it is being dealt with as we speak *touches nose*….Happy stirrings! :D

  4. I so wish Australia didn’t have such strict Customs laws :(

    It looks like you are certainly brewing, boiling and creating!!

  5. I love to hear it when wytches brew & conjure !
    I can smell the oils and ointments from here!

  6. Do you still make the World Tree Oil? I’m almost out!

  7. Oh wow, you are keeping busy, I too have some things processing, but not as busy as you. Love your blog and must check out your store too

  8. Robert Goode says:

    I always think of you as a little bee-woman, happily buzzing around with a wooden spoon and an apron, mixing goodies and magick.

  9. Valentina says:

    Love everything you’re doing here! We each have our special skills and talents, and I always like to visit your blog to see what you’re up to because I am not as talented in the areas you specialize in. It’s awesome to see what other witches do. May the season find you blessed and well!