11th November

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

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Ritual at holy well, North Wales: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2016:
First Quarter - November 7, 19:51
Full Moon - November 14, 13:52
Last Quarter - November 21, 08:33
New Moon - November 29, 12:18

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Bartholomew of Grottaferrata
Søren Kierkegaard(!)

Festival:
Day of Russian Militsiya (Russia)
Cry of Independence Day (Panama)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: Plant everything that can be eatable at once.
During the waxing moon inoculate orchard and plant crops. Take grain harvest, enrich and store it for keeping. Plant and enrich orchard.
During the waning moon prune orchard and bushes.
Sprinkle plants from pests and diseases. *

Also on this day:

1215 – The Fourth Lateran Council meets, defining the doctrine of transubstantiation, the process by which bread and wine are, by that doctrine, said to transform into the body and blood of Christ.

1634 – Following pressure from Anglican bishop John Atherton, the Irish House of Commons passes An Act for the Punishment for the Vice of Buggery.

1724 – Joseph Blake, alias Blueskin, a highwayman known for attacking "Thief-Taker General" (and thief) Jonathan Wild at the Old Bailey, is hanged in London

1831 – In Jerusalem, Virginia, Nat Turner is hanged after inciting a violent slave uprising.

1869 – The Victorian Aboriginal Protection Act is enacted in Australia, giving the government control of indigenous people's wages, their terms of employment, where they could live, and of their children, effectively leading to the Stolen Generations.

1880 – Australian bushranger Ned Kelly is hanged at Melbourne Gaol.

1887 – Anarchist Haymarket Martyrs August Spies, Albert Parsons, Adolph Fischer and George Engel are executed.

1918 – World War I: Germany signs an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car outside Compiègne in France. The war officially ends at 11:00 (The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month) and this is annually honoured with a two-minute silence.

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.