Sunday, August 2, 2009

Bread at Lughnasad

I hope that those who celebrate the first harvest festival had a wonderful day. We had a great celebration yesterday. We made bread, casting our circle and then kneading the dough with our wishes for the coming year. All present kneaded the dough as you can see here by the tiniest hands.


After the dough had risen the kids shaped a small piece of dough each and the adults ate the wheat shaped dough pictured here, along with a pentacle and a face, a dump truck (can you guess which one that is?) and an oval...kids are priceless.


Besides making bread we played outside for a while, made a corn dolly for each family, and the kids coloured some harvest/garden themed images. We also had a great lunch and feasted on our bread once it had cooled. Before eating our bread we chanted this song from Circle Round:

Bless the earth that grows the grain
Bless the water that gives us rain
Bless the wind that helps seeds spread
Bless the fire that bakes our bread

I dressed our corn dolly in a loin cloth...it seemed appropriate for Lugh somehow with the weather we've been having. Luckily it has cooled down a few degrees and with the fan on we all stayed relatively comfortable. Blessings of the first harvest to you and yours.

3 comments:

Kaleanani said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome day, and that the bread came out delicious!

mrsb said...

What a beautiful way to spend the day!

I'm So Pretty said...

How wonderful to have your whole family share in the celebrations - thank you for posting the great pics!