The weather has cooled down a bit, down to a breezy 90 degrees, a regular cold snap! We even got a little rain fall here a couple of days ago so that was a real blessing. Living in the suburbs of St. Louis, there is actually a little farmland nearby, when I'm running my errands I've watched fields of corn and wheat growing to maturity. Unfortunately many farmers are suffering from the heat and drought we've been having here and many has lost their harvest. We thought we were going to loose some of our vegetables from our little garden. We had hardly any rain at all , we watered every day using a soaker. When everything started to suffer from the heat we mixed 1/3 cup Epsom salt with 2 liters of water an poured it right on the roots of each plant. We almost lost everything a couple of times from the heat alone, I think the magnesium in the Epsom salt saved it. Here's a link with more information about gardening with Epsom salt for anyone interested... Epsom Salt For Gardens
|We've been harvesting vegies a little at a time but this was our biggest harvest to date a couple of days ago, much of it is already in the freezer, and some has been eaten....nom,nom...|
I wanted to share my Lammas/Lughnasadh Spell for the First Harvest published in the Llewellyn Spell-A-Day Almanac 2012, which is posted on their website this morning, I hope you enjoy it.
First HarvestSpell Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Color of the day: White
Incense of the day: Lilac
Today is Lammas/Lughnasadh (pronounced loo-na-sa), the first harvest and a day honoring Celtic Sun god Lugh. It's a time to be grateful for what you have and for your opportunities. In modern times, our harvests are often figurative rather than literal. (Click for Full Spell)
I'll be baking a lovely loaf of southern beer bread this evening and lighting a candle to honor Lugh the Celtic Sun God of many skills and bringer of the first harvest, how will you celebrate?
|Lugh candle sconce made right in our studio, available in our Etsy shop|
May your harvest be abundant and your table be blessed with love, health and happiness!