27th 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!

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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

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CURRENT MOON

Saint's Day:
Barlaam and Josaphat, the Christianized version of Buddha
Facundus and Primitivus
Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Roman Catholic)

Festival:
Publications Day (Church of Scientology)
Maaveerar Day

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants. Fruits harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

1295 – The first elected representatives from Lancashire are called to Westminster by King Edward I to attend what later became known as "The Model Parliament".

1830 – St. Catherine Laboure experienced a vision of the Blessed Virgin standing on a globe, crushing a serpent with her feet, and emanating rays of light from her hands.

1934 – Bank robber Baby Face Nelson dies in a shoot-out with the FBI.

1975 – The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.

2001 – A hydrogen atmosphere is discovered on the extrasolar planet Osiris by the Hubble Space Telescope, the first atmosphere detected on an extrasolar planet.


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