Lammas Things to Do #8

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Working and meditating in the garden is an important facet of any spiritual path.  We need to regularly reconnect with the earth and the autumn season outdoors. Tend your garden daily.  Water your garden each day.  Weed your vegetable garden.  Harvest squash, tomatoes, peppers and other vegetables from your garden each day.  Review your own lists of chores for July and August, and act accordingly.   

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Lammas Things to Do #7

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The Celtic God, Luga (Lugh, Long Hand), is noted for his high level skills in many arts and crafts: smith, carpenter, bard, healer, herbalist, magician, gamesman, spear throwing, military leadership, etc.  Get out your paintbrush.  Fix something in the yard or garden or home.  Tidy up the garden.  Create something, make something.  Start learning a new practical skill or craft.  

Lammas Things to Do #3

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Prepare for the “Games” of the First Harvest Feast.  The Greek Olympics and Roman Heracleia games were held at this time.  What games might you play?  Horseshoes, boche ball, races, swimmng races, croquet, volleyball, badminton, frisbee, baseball, wrestling, spear throwing, arrow shooting, weight tossing ….  Get your equipment and playing court ready, and practice. 

Lammas Things to Do #2

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Read about and make a loaf of bread.  Loaves of bread are a traditional part of the First Harvest Feast.  Break bread into four pieces and place at each of the Four Corners altars.   Lammas means “Loaf Mass” in the Welsh language.  Sharing bread is a common feature of a Lammas celebration.  What is the role of baking bread in human culture?  Find a really good bakery in your area.