Artwork by Roxanne (Age 8)
I gave the house an extra clean - although thanks to fly-lady and the home and candlemas classes (smile) it looks great, then did a simple cleansing using the carpet powder id mixed previously (salt/baking soda/herbs and essential oils)
We ate about 2.00pm as Kenny had to go out and milk in the afternoon.
I had already defrosted the lamb roast so put that in oven in the morning.
(not for little vegan me though lol)
Roast lamb (with mint and parsley flakes)
Raw Carrots, Celery, Tomatoes, Lettuce
Freshly baked home-made bread
bowls of fruit, nuts, seeds
Drinks ; fresh apple and orange juice
Set the table with a yellow cloth , placed a smaller yellow and green one diagonally over it, decorated with centrepiece of fruit, vase of yellow and orange flowers, yellow and green candles, and set out bowls of nuts and so on. Incense - sandalwood.
then we sat down and ate it all up!
The kids and I drew pictures of the themes we had talked about. I plan to
take these into the school to be laminated and we will use them as
place-mats next year!
After another clean up LOL we went for a walk and gathered a bag of grass stalks/seed heads that had been slashed at the roadside.
Went home tipped it
all on the kitchen floor and made "corn dollies" (grass dollies!)
then we had..another clean up, ROFL
Loads of fresh fruit and home made toast before bed!
Was a really lovely day and really enjoyed by all!The weather was a bit harsh (cold and intermittant rain - but still!)
After grounding and centering I cast circle and quietly meditated on the harvest and gave thanks.
I asked that we learn to 'sow well that we may harvest well"
I did a simple cleansing of self with the elements. Finished ritual, Grounded, Ate some of the nuts, sipped water, took down circle.....
Finished up feeling extremely peaceful and content :-)