August 1, 2014 by greycatsidhe
Last weekend, we celebrated Lughnasadh with friends from Northern Rivers Protogrove and Muin Mound Grove at the latter’s annual Lugh Games. There was friendly competition, feasting, swimming, singing around a fire, and a lovely ritual. My husband was crowned the champion of the games! It was a wonderful time.
Today, I celebrated Lughnasadh with my family. Having already participated in a large, formal ritual, today was about our household customs. I hope my readers had a blessed Lughnasadh. May the season be fruitful for everyone!
One of our traditions is to gather wild grass gone to seed on Lughnasadh. It’s the closest we have to wheat near our home and it acts as a centerpiece on our dinner table. Come Imbolc, our Druid group will use the grass to make Brighid crosses. Gathering it was a wonderful excuse to spend some time outside on this lovely Lughnasadh day! Photo by Weretoad, 2014.
Although it’s a small harvest, I’m proud of it!, especially the potatoes. I only dug around a corner in one of my potato bins and was pleasantly surprised! Huzzah for harvest! Photo by Grey Catsidhe, 2014.
We set our table for a homemade dinner of salad, roasted veggies, seitan, corn on the cob, red wine, and my first attempt at “wheat sheaf” bread. Everything was delicious, and much of it came from local farms or our own patio garden! We made offerings to Lugh and Tailtiu. After dinner, I used some of the cornhusks to make corn dollies. I can’t wait to share that tradition with Bee. Photo by Grey Catsidhe, 2014.