- Well Dressing – If there is a well or spring near you you may wish to decorate it with flowers to give thanks for the water’s purity.
- Float flowers on a local river or pond.
- Bake some bread
- Harvest your first vegetables from your garden and offer them to the Goddess and God.
- Take a walk in some local woods and pick goodies for your altar.
Lammas or Loaf Mass is the celebration of the first harvests at which time we give thanks for the abundance of the land and make payment for its bounty. Traditionally the grain harvest was brought in around this time and so bread and other food made from grain are baked and offered as payment to the land. The Sun is also celebrated as without his tireless work the plants would not have grown.
This is the tree of Spring, representing the ripening of the earth. Sacred to Olwen and Cardea, the patroness of crafts who live in a starry castle behind the North Wind. The blossom exudes the scent of female sexuality and wreaths of Hawthorn keep away ghosts and devils. Don’t bring it inside though, else mischief may follow!