Wednesday, 1 October 2014

The 1st of October


October, the time of leaf fall and fruit harvesting.
In Welsh it is called Hydref, meaning the month of Autumn
In the Gaelic it is An Damhair, meaning the month of deer rutting
In Anglo Saxon, Wintirfyllith, the month of the winter moon

But whatever it is called this is the month for blackberrying, sloe picking
and gathering crab apples.

They say that if the October moon comes without frost, expect no frost 
until the full moon of November.

This month hot drinks and meals be good
To keep thy health and nourish thy blood
Provide warm clothes and go foot dry
Thou shalt escape much danger thereby
 Neve's Almanack 1633

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