Posts Tagged ‘Lammas’

On Getting Reaped at Lammas

A friend in Poland has a small farm, and he has been teaching himself to mow the meadows with a scythe. We have email conversations sprinkled with words like “snath” and “peening,” which I know only from reading.1)He is an American expatriate, but I suppose that he has learned the equivalent Polish terms as well. […]

In Praise of Harvest Time

Some (Northern Hemisphere) Harvest/Lammas celebrations, only not called that. This one, I think, is from Iran: This one comes from the island of Cyprus: And while we’re in the mood, let’s not forget Whitman McGowan’s “White Folks Was Wild Once Too,” with video that is NSFW if you work in a monotheistic or cultural-marxist environment: […]

Lammas, Wild Harvest, and “the Notch”

Many of the Pagan bloggers are putting up their “Happy Lammas/Lughnasad” posts. My archaeoastronomical friends who study mysterious ancient solar alignments point out that “real” Lammas is still six days away. But there is “the notch.” In 1986, when I moved to this part of Colorado, a friend told me, “Something changes around the first […]

The Wheel of the Year Slips its Cog…

. . . to borrow a phrase from another blogger. This summer has been a tough one, trying to keep the garden alive, always watching for forest fires — fighting a couple of small ones with the local volunteer fire department. The hummingbirds have been working the feeder hard for weeks — broad-tails and black-chinned, […]

And the Corn Palace Too

Victorian Slind-Flor puts the “Loaf” in Lammas, with photos of the Palouse region and, even closer to my heart, the sacred Corn Palace of Mitchell, South Dakota, one of the great Roadside Attractions of the northern Plains. A quick flashback to a 1980s cross-country drive with M.: camping in the Black Hills and the Badlands, […]