Thank you for coming Across the Hedge with me!

Across the Hedge is home to the projects and craziness of Shawna Jones of Járnsmiður Kindred. Here you will find a podcast, videos about plants, and crafts, a shop full of things I make, and my blog and library.


A podcast about Modern Heathen Living, with a slant towards home making.

In main episodes we discuss a topic of importance to modern heathenry, share information about an herb, household hints, and a practical section that covers things such a meditation, divination, survival, camping, and ritual.

In Story Telling episodes we have an audio play of a folk or fairy tale.

And in Saga episodes, we tell a saga, with character voices, and break down the meaning of the words and actions. And every show has a new recipe to try.

All of our recipes from each podcast are posted here on our site in the show notes for their respective podcast. You can see them all on the podcast page.

We've also got a smattering of videos with garden tours, crafty videos, and other assorted endeavors.

Most Recent Podcast


This week we are talking about Housewights, and wights in general. We explore the linguistic roots of the words, and some history and traditions from various cultures, and a few taboos.

The household hint is for blocking weeds, the herb section is about mid-winter edibles, wildcrafting, and plant allies, and the practical section is about navigating without a compass, or a watch.

The recipe this week is for dry roasting ribs in your crock pot, along with a dry rub and homemade bbq sauce.


What is happening Across the Hedge right now?

The library is here!! There are only a few books in there, but the back end structure is functioning!! Please check it out and let me know what you think!

The shop has also been through many transitions and changes, and (I think) has finally settled down into its final form. It is not exactly as I like, but it is the closest I can get without shelling out upwards of $60/month to pay for the look of my shop. Maybe some day the shop will make that much to justify it, but right now, not so much.

Funding and Support has moved to its own page. We love your support and your help with the podcast. Thank you for being part of this endeavor.

The Athenaeum

Here you will find my digital library, my blog, and an index directly to the various recipes, patterns and calendar articles scattered through out the site.

My blog includes writings about my crafts, some patterns that I have created, recipes, ravings and rants about various pet peeves, and other frayed ends.

The Shop

This is where you can find the jewelry I make, a long with the many other things. I am adding the hand painted T-shirts, herbal products, runes, charms, and so many other things.

If there is something you normally get from me through the booth, that isn't up on the shop yet, just drop me a note here, and I will be happy to get it to you. Thanks for your patience.