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?

Things have been quiet here for some time. The podcast has not stopped, but things have definitely been delayed. I've had some health issues come up that have consumed a large chunk of my time, and prevented recording. However, hopefully that is done with, and I can get back to it. I'm currently researching and recording more sections to put together a new season of episodes.

Thank you for being patient during my unplanned hiatus.

Funding and Support

Would you like to help the Podcast continue? There are seveal ways you can help us to keep broadcasting.

Become a Patron

Join a centuries old tradition and support an artist! No longer do you need coffers of gold, and the deep pockets of a nobleman to further the content and creativity you love. You can help out by donating small amounts just once a month. Patreon makes it easy and painless. Check out all the details here.

Make a one time Donation

Like what we do? Toss a couple bucks our way. It's like a virtual tip jar.

Plus, we will read a message for you on air. More details here.

Leave us a Review

In the digital world, reviews are nearly their own currency. The more reviews we have, the better our podcast shows up in searches and recommendations.

Take a few minutes, and type out a review for us on whatever platform you listen to us on. Facebook reviews are also helpful! A helpful guide for iTunes confusion and more details on our Funding and Support page.

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, along 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.