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.

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Isle of Barra, Sept 2000: 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



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 Libra: Transplant plants and prick off sprouts.
During the waxing moon it is a good time for setting legumes.
Set annual and perennial flowers and berrylike bushes.
Take the crop. It binned well.
High quality seeds.
Set flowers and flowering medicinal herbs. *

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.