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PostSubject: Some August Lore   Thu Jul 31, 2008 8:59 pm

Happy August, guys! Here's some cool stuff you may not have known, compliments of the Farmer's Almanac:

Lammas Day (August 1)
From the Old English hlaf, “loaf,” and maesse, “mass” or “feast,” Lammas is very old indeed. It derives from the ancient English festival called the Gule of August, which marked the beginning of the harvest, traditionally August 1. The early English church kept this pagan dedication of the first fruits but converted it to Christian usage. Through the centuries, “loaf-mass” became corrupted in spelling and pronunciation to Lammas. On Lammas Day, loaves of bread were baked from the first-ripened grain and brought to the churches to be consecrated.

After Lammas Day, corn ripens as much by night as by day.


Dog Days End (August 11)
The dog days (the hottest and most unhealthy days of the year) end today. This period is traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11.

Perseids (August 11–12)
Of the major meteor showers that return to our skies at the same time each year, the Perseid shower puts on the brightest dependable show on the night of August 11–12. Make sure that you check the sky often after dark. The very best viewing will be after midnight.

Weather Lore
Observe on what day in August the first heavy fog occurs, and expect a hard frost on the same day in October.

If the first week in August is unusually warm, the winter will be white and long.

If corn blades twist up, it will rain.

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PostSubject: Re: Some August Lore   Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:15 am

Love this kind of stuff..thanks Lea!

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PostSubject: Re: Some August Lore   Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:13 pm

Yes, thanks.

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