24th 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.

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 welcome your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!


Isle of Barra, Sept 2000: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, November 2015:
Last Quarter - November 3, 12:23
New Moon - November 11, 17:47
First Quarter - November 19, 06:27
Full Moon - November 25, 22:44



Saint's Day:
Andrew Dung-Lac and other Vietnamese Martyrs
Chrysogonus (Roman Catholic Church)
Mercurius (Eastern Church)

Evolution Day (Secular)
Lachit Divas (Assam)
The first day of Brumalia, celebrated until the winter solstice. (Roman empire)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aries: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages or Lettuce *

Also on this day:

1429 – Joan of Arc unsuccessfully besieges La Charité.

1639 – Jeremiah Horrocks observes the transit of Venus, an event he had predicted.

1922 – Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.

1963 – Lee Harvey Oswald is murdered by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas police department headquarters. The shooting is broadcast live on television.

1971 – During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

1998 - Monument unveiled at St Luke’s Church by Irish president Mary McAleese for the Irish famine.

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