Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Imbolc 2023

 We will be celebrating Imbolc on Saturday evening, Februrary 4th, starting at 5 pm MST. The flavor of the ritual will be Irish, and the Deity of the occasion will be Bridget. 

We are still doing Zoom rituals, and the link is here: 

Topic: Imbolc
Time: Feb 4, 2023 05:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

 

 

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Passcode: 551034

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Something Else Old...

 A few years ago Chokecherry put together a cookbook - The Kitchen Druid. Check it out on Lulu.com - it's 104 pages, coil bound paperback, $12.50 plus shipping. 

Contents:
Introduction................7
Simple Beginnings...........9
The Staff of Life..........17
From Garden and Orchard....27
From Field and Farm .......39
From River and Ocean.......61
Adding Relish..............67
Stored Harvest.............71
Sweet Endings..............79
To Fill the Cup............97
Index.....................102

 

Monday, January 16, 2023

Imbolc update #1

 Due to too many things going on in December, I unfortunately never posted the Zoom link for Midwinter. I promise to do better this year, starting with Imbolc. This will be a hybrid Zoom ritual again on Saturday February 4th, starting probably around 5 pm MST. I'll post the link when we get a bit closer.

We're also discussing arrangements for a possible public outdoor ritual at Beltane, assuming the weather is suitable. It would be nice to see some of our local friends in person again, but it has to be somewhere with a wifi link and power for our Zoom attendees, so we are sadly not going back to the riverside park. More details when it gets closer.

- Rev. G. R. Grove

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Something Old, Something New

When Chokecherry Grove was getting started seven years ago, we put together our "little green book" to help folks new to ADF understand our Core Order of Ritual and participate in it. That book is still available as a paperback on Lulu.com. But after someone interested in our hybrid Samhain ritual asked if we had a script, I decided to make the little book available as an ebook on Smashwords.com as well, slightly edited to reflect the evolution of Chokecherry's usual Core Order over the intervening seven years. The e-book's official publication date is December 1st, but you can buy it now through this pre-sale link. It's available in epub, mobi (kindle-compatible), and pdf formats. Bonus: I've set it up on Smashwords as "reader sets price", so you can pay whatever you can afford, or take it for free!

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Samhain 2022 Update

 

Chokecherry will be celebrating our virtual Samhain on the evening of Sunday October 30 - a day early so we can be at home on Halloween. 

Here is the Zoom link. The link will open around 5 pm, ritual starts around sunset. Anyone who hasn't attended an ADF ritual before might like to look at this page first. Also, we encourage virtual participants to participate in the ritual, either by taking roles when asked, or by having their own cups for the Blessing, and perhaps making their own offerings during the general offering as well.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Samhain 2022

 

Chokecherry will be celebrating our virtual Samhain on the evening of Sunday October 30 - a day early so we can be at home on Halloween. I'll post the Zoom link later this week, but it will probably be a case of gather at 5 pm, ritual starts around sunset. Anyone who hasn't attended an ADF ritual before might like to look at this page first. Also, we encourage virtual participants to participate in the ritual, either by taking roles when asked, or by having their own cups for the Blessing, and perhaps making their own offerings during the general offering as well.

Monday, October 17, 2022

Postcript - our 2022 Rocky Mountain Retreat

 I'd like to thank all our presenters - Rev. Ian Corrigan, Anthony Murphy, Manny Tejeda Moreno, John Beckett, James "Pigeon" Fielder, and Rev. Jean "Drum" Pagano - for their wonderful presentations, and everyone who joined us. I will be sending out links to the recordings for everyone who signed up in a day or two.

It was a wonderful weekend, and we plan to do it again next year!