Latest entry: 27th June

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!

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The Bendy Family Day Out on the Beach at Portmadog, Summer 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, June 2017:
First Quarter - June 1, 13:42
Full Moon - June 9, 14:09
Third Quarter - June 17, 12:32
New Moon - June 24, 03:03

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Crescens, one of the Seventy Disciples
Cyril of Alexandria (Coptic Church, Roman Catholic Church, and Lutheran Church)
Ladislaus I of Hungary
Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Festival:
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Djibouti from France in 1977
Mixed Race Day (Brazil)
National HIV Testing Day (United States)
Seven Sleepers Day or Siebenschläfertag (Germany)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: Lop off dry branches of orchards and bushes.
During the waxing moon seed crop into the wet soils, seed the lawn grass.
Seed and set not moisture-loving fruits and vegetables.
Inoculate orchard (during the waxing moon in springtime).
Grapple with pest, eradicate the soil, sprinkle from diseases.*

Also on this day:

1497 – Cornish rebels Michael An Gof and Thomas Flamank are executed at Tyburn, London, England.

1844 – Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, and his brother Hyrum Smith, are murdered by a mob at the Carthage, Illinois jail.

1899 – A. E. J. Collins scores 628 runs not out, the highest-ever recorded score in cricket.

1904 - The ‘Secret in the Stone’ laid in the foundation of the Liverpool Anglican cathedral by Fred Bower and Jim Larkin.

1954 – The 1954 FIFA World Cup quarterfinal match between Hungary and Brazil, highly anticipated to be exciting, instead turns violent, with three players ejected and further fighting continuing after the game.

1989 – The current international treaty defending indigenous peoples, ILO 169 convention, is adopted.


* more information can be found here.

 

 

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