9th May

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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Megalith on Loch
to Sea Alignment, North Uist, Summer 2004: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, May 2015:
Full Moon - May 4, 04:42
Third Quarter - May 11, 11:36
New Moon - May 18, 05:13
First Quarter - May 25, 18:18

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CURRENT MOON

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Fire Offering, Summer 2007: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Beatus of Lungern
Beatus of Vendome
Christopher (Αγιος Χριστόφορος) (Eastern Orthodox Church)
George Preca
Gerontius of Cervia
Pachomius
Tudy of Landevennec

Festival:
Anniversary of Dianetics (Church of Scientology)
Europe Day, commemorating the Schuman Declaration. (European Union)
Independence Day, celebrate the independence of Romania from the Ottoman Empire in 1877.
Liberation Day, commemorating the end of the German Occupation of the Channel Islands during World War II). (Guernsey, Jersey)
One of the three days of the Feast of the Lemures. (Roman Empire)
Victory Day observances, celebration of the Soviet Union victory over Nazi Germany (Soviet Union, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan)
Victory and Peace Day, mark the capture of Shusha in the Karabakh War and the end of World War II. (Armenia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines, Cucumber, French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Runner Beans, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Celery, Dill, Florence Fennel, Kale, Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss Chard*

Also on this day:

1671 – Thomas Blood, disguised as a clergyman, attempts to steal England's Crown Jewels from the Tower of London.

1726 – Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn.

1887 – Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.

1955 – Sam and Friends debuts on a local United States television channel, marking the first television appearance of both Jim Henson and what would become Kermit the Frog and The Muppets.

1970 – Vietnam War: In Washington, D.C., 75,000 to 100,000 war protesters demonstrate in front of the White House.


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