Hestia, help me

O Hestia, Goddess of hearth and home,

I am afraid that Winter is upon us. I've had a miserable cold and our old farmhouse is now about 49 degrees. Please help me to keep the fire burning and keep my family warm this Winter.

Help me wake up in the night and the wee hours before the fire burns out. Give me strength to carry wood day and night. Protect our dogs and farm animals and keep them comfy. Please keep friends (like Dana and Cal) warm too. And if it's not too much to ask, please don't let my indoor plants die.

"Hestia full of Blessings" 44 x 53 inches Egypt, 6th century (click to biggify)

thank you, Hestia, for this season which puts me in closer touch with our survival. i am so grateful for the cast iron behemoth that is the Source and center of our home. thank you too for the sheep and wool that insulates better than any plastic byproduct. and come Spring, i will be really, really, really grateful.


  1. Aw, feel better and stay toasty.

    Hestia, hear our prayer.

  2. ha! i'm just seeing this tonight, as i'm considering sleeping downstairs on the couch for the very reason that i need to keep a close watch on my woodstove! thanks for the blessing; i'm sure i was extra warm that night and didn't know why ;n)