Welcome to the latest Blog Hop! We’re at Lammas already… Litha was just a few moments ago, wasn’t it? Goodness, where’s the time gone!?
It seems I’m at the top of the list, not the start, not the end. If you’re coming from Joy Vernon’s or Stella T’arot’s entry, welcome! If you’re here because you always visit, that’s ace and welcome! This time we’re wrangled by head wrangler, Arwen Lynch and we’ve been asked to answer this question: What can I share from my table to enrich my community?
There are a few things I am good at and a few things I’m improving on. I’m quite good at baking a Victoria Sponge which always goes down well when I get around to making it. I’m also starting to really get into my sewing, thanks to the beautiful old Singer we inherited from my husbands’ grand-mother and my card making, thanks to my mother .
I’m also quite good at growing things. This year, my raspberries have done really well as have my apples and damsons, but I didn’t set up my tomatoes, cucumbers or sweet peppers. If I had, they’d be on the table before, during and post Lammas. Next year, I will, as I’ve cleaned the greenhouse out from last year, finally!
So, I can enrich my community (by community I really mean my family at this point) by contributing to the harvest with scavenging various fruits and making things. I even have a recipe for Elderflower cordial for next year! I’m gutted I missed the Elderflower season by the time I had the recipe, but never mind. I don’t feel that I’m as skilled as some other members of this Blog Hop, or within TABI when I try to make things, but I try my best and I love the process of creating something from scratch.
The Tarot card(s) that best symbolise Lammas to me are the Six of Wands, the Nine of Stones (aka, Pentacles) and the Sun of Life. John and Mark also put The Woodward and The Blasted Oak at this time of year. Respect for what you’ve grown or what nature has provided is certainly something to be mindful off!
Though, to be fair, the Blasted Oak (Tower) can come at any time, not just when Autumn (or Fall for the American’s reading) starts to take a hold. However, we often change things at this time of year as things begin to get harvested, as the fruits of our labour(s) start to show tangible results.
The other skill I hope I bring to my community, is the ability to listen. That’s my aim with the Tarot, to help people find the answers they already know and need, using the skills that I was born and blessed with.
So, enjoy your harvest, enjoy making things and allow what is on your table to be shared. There’s a rule plaque in the hall way of my house that I wish to share with you as the parting image, before we hop off to Stella T’arot ‘s entry.
Enjoy Lammas, enjoy the harvest, the fruits of your labours and those of others and if you share, you end up with more variety and in the end, that’s the point, isn’t it? To share… 🙂