So work has started on the herb wheel but we have had four seasons in one weekend with rain, sun, sleet and hail.
I managed to get the wheel dug (well I supervised and hubby did the actual digging!) and then the 4 main quarter lines in. I am using old bricks that I found using Freecycle. I love Freecycle, I get things I need for free, I rehome items I no longer use to other people who will use them and less rubbish ends up in the landfill sites. It’s a win/win situation. Big thanks to all the volunteers who run the various sites up and down the country.
Anyway I digress, the 4 cross lines you can see in the picture below are pointing to the 4 main quarters, north/south/east/west. Looking at the pictures the circle looks a lot smaller than it actually is, 300cm across. Hubby was concerned that the photographs do not fully represent the amount of physical labour that actually went into the task and to be fair he did work very hard.
We managed to finish the center to east line just as the rain turned to a torrent and decided enough was enough. I want to get 4 more dividing lines in so that I have 8 sections, 1 for each festival of the year, with the herbs panted in each section as appropriate for that festival.
Just to explain, the 8 festivals in the Druid calendar are the 4 solar festivals of the summer and winter solstice, the spring and autumn equinox, then there are the 4 fire festivals of Imbolc, Beltane, Lughnasadh and Samhain.
Any thoughts on which herbs fit best with which festival are more than welcome, please just pop me over an email.
Thanks for stopping by, Bright Blessings,