August 1, Lammas

For some reason, I have always loved the Celtic calendar. which is also called a cross-quarter. I used to believe it was all ‘past life’ influence but now that stuff doesn’t ring true. It’s probably more kinship with the Welsh( which I have in family lineage) and Irish( perhaps on my father’s side). Anyway, it doesn’t matter, why, just that I like the cross quarters and today is Lammas. The Celtic celebration of late summer.Photo Of Sunflower

I can always feel the sift of air and light at Lammas. Perhaps just that I walk early every day and notice those things.

This would be a day to bake bread from the harvest. I also saw to make beeswax candles. I used to make my own candles but have long given that up and now just buy my beeswax candles. I do burn them nightly from fall to spring but not during the summer. The glow they give is like no other and is one of my favorite rituals.

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I just made some bread so I won’t do another loaf but I do have some buttermilk to use so I am planning on making buttermilk biscuits. Good enough.

On a sad note, our neighbor has poisoned the skunks and we have one in our yard dying a painful death. It has really upset me. I don’t want skunks under our porch either but for the most part, they are harmless and they do eat things at night.  Right now it has sprayed a last spray and is in the bushes by our water pond. I guess once we can see where it is we will pick it up(with a shovel) and go bury it. It makes me mad that he did this.

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Some lavender from our plants that I harvested. I use lavender all winter to freshen up clothes and sprinkle on rugs and then vacuum up.

 

Lammas, August 1st

Lammas is the cross-quarter in the Celtic calendar year. It begins the harvest season and beginnings of fall.

It’s very weird that both my daughter and I can actually feel the shift in the air and the light. It doesn’t matter if it’s 100 degrees in the day, there’s something else there.

Try going outside and walking around especially in the early morning or around twilight and see if you can feel it too.

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We are the Celtic cross-quarter of Lammas.

I can always feel the change in the earth at cross-quarters. I don’t know why really but I do. Maybe something about that pagan witch stuff.

Lammas is a celebration of the wheat and other harvests. I read that a loaf of wheat bread was a traditional offering. Who knows? sounds right though.

So, raise a glass to the God, Lugh!!