Just one day left until Lammas, also known as Lughnasadh! This is a Celtic festival celebrated on or around August 1. You don’t have to run out and buy a card, but if you pass a farmer’s stand it is a propitious time to buy corn. This is the beginning of the harvest season.
I have a CSA (Consumer Supported Agriculture) subscription, and this week’s veggie box is noticeably more colorful and varied than the first one, which was all green. Now I have cherry tomatoes, carrots and lots of corn.
It is a well-known fact that as you sow, so shall you reap. So in the golden August what we make will sustain us through the winter. And what is my point?
If you have any doubt about whether you are registered to vote, go here.
Rhode Island’s primary election is September 9, just about a month away. This is where your vote has the most mojo. The races for governor and mayor of Providence are crowded and interesting, and who wins will affect our lives until at least 2018. Are you prepared to give up your right to complain for the next four years? I didn’t think so.
The election calendar is here. Check it out if you need to know how long you can procrastinate.
And happy Lammas to Celts and non-Celts in the whole great Northern Hemisphere. And to the Southern, Spring is on its way.