Brigid’s Thursday

By Stowel Lake Farm

{Thursday is Community Day on our Farm}
I am grateful for:
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my recent travel opportunity and being able to see different parts of the world
*my time away visiting another community and how that increases my appreciation and love of this community
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President Obama and his mention of the gay and lesbian community in his last speech
*friendship near and far
*having a clear night and stumbling upon the moon and Jupiter!

We’ve been anticipating the approach of St. Brigid’s Day, Imbolc, Candlemas, Groundhog’s Day, the celebrations that happen at this time of year. We have been particularly interested in the melding of the traditions. The overlay of the Christian on to what was there before. Before the Christian tradition of St. Brigid, Brigid, the Gaelic goddess of poetry, healing and smithcraft was celebrated. She has other associations as well such as the keeper of the sacred flame, guardian of home and hearth and she is connected to inspiration and creativity. So this Thursday we collected reeds and made Brigid’s crosses together in preparation for next week.

We also worked. We are fortunate to be enjoying a very mild winter and are able to dig perennials and pot them up for our spring Plant Sale. Here we are potting up the Bergenia. We also did some Inula, Alchemilla and Phlomis.

Harvested some more beautiful carrots.

We also welcomed Alinka, Leifen and Devin back this week and enjoyed a delicious Ceasar  Salad with homemade, gluten-free croutons. Yum!

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