Mabon Greetings!

Hail and welcome to the dark half of the year, with the second of the harvest festivals, Mabon.

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A time of rich colours, the last bursts of Summers glory fading into russets and reds, oranges and browns.  The Autumn Equinox is also known as the Harvest Home or Harvest Tide. The middle of the harvest season, a time for balance in all things.  A time to finish up new projects and begin planning for new things, and for the coming of the winter season.  A time of warm days and chill nights,  a time of acceptance that the land is slowly falling into sleep.  Try focussing on food that represents this season, apples, squash and pumpkins, bread and grains.  Offer a little back to the land in acknowledgement of what it has given you this year.

 

Moot Reminder

Lovely folks,

A gentle reminder that it’s nearly moot time again!  The next Chesterfield moot will be this coming Tuesday, at the function room, Telmere Lodge, Mansfield Road, Chesterfield S41 0JH.  Their website is HERE

The Telmere also do food, so you are welcome to turn up early and sample their menu🙂

It’ll be my first time coming to a moot, help!
If you’ve not been before, we’re a friendly bunch, and you’ll find the function room double doors right at the end of the bar.  There are some small steps to negotiate to get to the pub entrance, and car parking is available on site.  You can always send us a message or comment beforehand, and we can look out for you.

Hope to see you there!

Well Dressings – September

The Season of Derbyshire Well-Dressing is now ending, during the summer months in the Peak District and Derbyshire, the unique sight of well dressings takes place, a custom celebrating water and the life it brings.  Well Dressings are taking place this year in most villiages and towns in the Peak District, so this is just a reminder of some of the places that are holding a Well Dressing and when you can go see them in September:

10-17th September – Chesterfield
10-17th September – Hartington

You can find the full list of places and dates HERE

Well Dressings – August

The Season of Derbyshire Well-Dressing is here again, during the summer months in the Peak District and Derbyshire, the unique sight of well dressings takes place, a custom celebrating water and the life it brings.  Well Dressings are taking place this year in most villiages and towns in the Peak District, so this is just a reminder of some of the places that are holding a Well Dressing and when you can go see them in August:

17 – 23rd August – Barlow
25th August – 11th September – Holymoorside
27th August – 3rd September – Eyam

You can find the full list of places and dates HERE

Lughs…Lunhg…Happy Lammas!

Hail to you and yours this Lughnasadh, may this Lammas be a bountiful harvest for you and your neighbours🙂

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A time of the grain harvest, to see the fuits of your labours.  Not to sit back and rest, but to renew your focus and reap what you have spent the season creating.  A time of thankfullness to the land and all that worked in harmony with you to make this possible.  Find a little time today to thank those who worked alongside you and have enabled you to get to this point.  Not all of us can literally harvest grain that we have worked to produce, nor have the time or mad skills to bake bread in shape of a harvest sheaf, or make a corn dolly and offer it back to the land, but we to have time to be thankful for the good things in our lives, and to celebrate the turning of the wheel with everything in its timely place.