What says halloween more so that carved pumpkins grinning from front steps? Have you ever wondered why though? How many pumpkins have you carved in the name of Halloween over your lifetime? Did you know that when the idea first started it was turnips and apples that were carved?
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Samhain traditions. This first one is something I do with my kids. They love eating dessert first anyways so might as well start with it! A dumb supper, contrary to popular belief, is not what we call it when my family has reunions! A dumb supper is a meal that is eaten to celebrate the loved ones who have passed. It is a meal eaten in total silence (something my family knows nothing about) and in reverse, or from ending to beginning.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
I missed posting for Mabon! We didn't do anything special this year. We've been dealing with chickenpox! Normally we have a small family ritual where the kids make corn husk dolls and an offering. I love this time of year. Everything is turning the most beautiful colors. Its not too cold yet but its good bonfire weather! I did do a solitary ritual to ask for blessings of good health!