Tag Archives: Lammas

Bringing in the Harvest

Happy Lammas/Lughnasa to all! Somehow, we’ve passed high summer and autumn is already around the corner. Days shorten and nights grow longer, and the traditional harvest celebration has arrived. It rained more last winter than it had in years. And, … Continue reading

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Celebrating Lammas and Lughnasa with Bounty from the County

It’s Lammas (also known as Lughnasa) once again! The Wheel of the Year has turned already, which is unbelievable to me. This holiday marks the beginning of harvest season, and I’m filled with gratitude for the bounty in our garden. … Continue reading

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Threshing

Lammas or Lughnasa, the ancient harvest festival, is traditionally observed between sunset August 1 and sunset August 2. Sitting in the garden as the sun goes down, separating arugula seeds from their pods, is a meditative business. To my mind … Continue reading

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Camping at Lughnasa

Just in time for the Lughnasa holiday, to celebrate the year’s bounty and honor the shortening of the days, we found ourselves on a long-awaited camping trip: Trinity Alps, California Lake, dropped out of nowhere like a jewel, Surrounded by … Continue reading

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Lammas Harvest

Already it’s high summer! Our ancestors and modern pagans alike celebrate Lammas as the union of Sun and Earth, of God and Goddess, the first Harvest of grain. This time for gathering and appreciating great abundance is also Lughnasa, the … Continue reading

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A Time for Harvest

The other morning I’d eaten a piece of wheat toast out in our garden, enjoying a moment of warmth in the sunshine – rare during this cold summer. Later that day, I noticed the distinctive calls of what we’ve come … Continue reading

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