Did you know that today is Plough Monday?
Hello all, happy new year.
I`m a bit late delivering this greeting as I`ve had the dreaded rona and am only just back to work today.
Quite coincidentally, today is plough Monday... the first Monday following the epiphany (January 6th).
Plough Monday marks the return to agricultural work following Christmas. Traditionally, people would be still enjoying their Christmas festivities up until Plough Monday, when they would head back to work and the farmers would get the fields ploughed up in readiness for sewing the seeds for the year ahead.
The time between Christmas and Plough Monday would have been centred around the tradition of wassailing. Wassailing is a luck- bringing celebration associated with apple trees and orchards.
Dancing, merriment and drinking of cider would be happening in orchards all over England during this time in an effort to enhance the earths fertility for the harvest in the coming year.
I love these old traditions and at home we tend to try to bring them into our lives in simple ways. The old traditions help to keep our lives cyclical and keep us in tune with the seasons and seasonal foods.
Did you know our bodies like to eat seasonally? Our microbiomes depend on us eating seasonally in order to provide them with the right environment to flourish.
Anyway, I`m back and I can`t wait to catch up with all my lovely clients and meet new ones along the path of 2022 also.
Blessings for a healthy and happy year ahead,
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