Lughnasadh is difficult this year. Some sad and complicated things happened in my family this week. I’m looking forward to seeing grovies this weekend, but today was a quiet celebration at home. I made a simple dinner of homemade cornbread, tacos with local ingredients, and leftover salt potatoes. We made offerings of cornbread in thanksContinue reading “A Quiet Lughnasadh”
“Balor Archery Target” painted and photographed by Weretoad, 2012 We spent Saturday with my grove mates to celebrate Lughnasadh. It was wonderful to see them after staying with my family for the Summer Solstice. We held our traditional Lughnasadh games! They were more low-key and less structured this year. We had other activities planned thisContinue reading “Lughnasadh 2012 at Muin Mound Grove”
I nearly forgot the giveaway! As you may remember, I decided to have a contest in celebration of my blog receiving 20,000 views. I promised that the lucky winner would be announced on Lughnasadh. All of the names were placed in a bread pan in honor of the occasion. The name drawn was… Katy RoseContinue reading “Lughnasadh Giveaway Winner!”
Hail to the Nature Spirits, source of the grain harvest! We thank you for your bounty. Having made some bread, I’m off to bring the heal to the forest shrine as an offering of thanks. I gave an offering of whiskey to Lugh this morning and am going to have a game night with myContinue reading “Celebrating”
May your harvest be plentiful and August be full of joy!
The sun is shining and, like Balor from the myths, threatens to kill anything that lingers in its rays too long. Many in the US have been experiencing drought. In Upstate NY, those of us who understand and value food worry about the relative lack of rain. Thankfully there has been some this weekend, butContinue reading “Celebrating Lughnasadh with Bread”