On any given day you are most likely to find us communing with the gnomes and the fairies Under The Old Oak Tree

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Michaelmas!

We are celebrating Michaelmas for the first time this year. Today I made dragon bread which smells so good! Can't wait till dinner tomorrow to have some. Traditionally, Elizabeth I of England decreed that Goose with Onion stuffing should be served on Michaelmas. We will be having game hens instead because a) I couldn't find a goose and b) there was a great sale on game hens and c) they still feel special. I will make the onion stuffing to go with them. We will also have carrots and blackberry pie which are also part of the old English Michaelmas celebration. I am still working on finding the right verses/story to read at dinner tomorrow but hope to make this a new, meaningful and enjoyable celebration/tradition for our family. This is a great article on Michaelmas traditions
I am also using this time to work on some personal growth and self improvement. The concept of will is an improtant one associated with St. Michael. To that end I have been working through the enneagram with my women's group at church and have started the exercises from A Journey Through Waldorf Homeschooling.

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