One of my aims for this year is to learn more about the special days of the year following the Pagan calendar. I have always been interested in the changing of the seasons and the solstice, but I want to learn more. I plan to post on each special day this year with a reflection on what is happening in my garden and what I am up to.
Tomorrow is Samhain, also known as Halloween or All Hallows Eve. Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the colder, darker part of the year.
Sunset on Samhain is the beginning of the Celtic New Year. The old year has passed, the harvest has been gathered, cattle and sheep have been brought in from the fields, and the leaves have fallen from the trees.The earth slowly begins to die around us. This is a good time for us to look at wrapping up the old and preparing for the new in our lives. Think about the things you did in the last twelve months. Have you left anything unresolved? If so, now is the time to wrap things up. Once you’ve gotten all that unfinished stuff cleared away, and out of your life, then you can begin looking towards the next year. http://paganwiccan.about.com
So with the aim of completing unfinished tasks at the for-front of my mind, here I am today catching up on my blog! This year my blog and permaculture diploma have taken rather a backseat in my life. I have been busy building my business ‘Muddy Boots’ and studying for my Forest School leader qualification. I am writing permaculture diploma designs about both of these activities, so hopefully these colder months will see lots more blog activity beginning again.
Noticing how bare the trees are after two days of wind and rain
Feeling drained and tired after being ill yesterday with a sickness bug
Wishing that I could reach the end of my to do list
Eating a whole heap of pumpkin and squash while they are in season
Wondering if I can justify taking a midday nap to recuperate
Wearing for Halloween the kids are dressing up as a Gruffolo, a witch and a mummy
Watching The walking dead – so very very scary!
Listening to the rain falling
Drinking fizzy water with added probiotic to help the fight going on in my tummy
Planning a winter of working hard indoor and out