Many thanks to all you wonderful folks who have made our Beltane event so much fun over the years. I hope all of your spring revels are joyous.
Love to all.
I would like to extend an invitation to one and all to join me for an event to celebrate the Festival of Lughnasadh.
Where: The Land Celebration (if available, anybody with suggestions for alternate venues, feel free to speak up!)
Cost: TBD—however I will do my level best to keep it under $50/person. Price breaks can be given according to length of stay, if you’re camping, and I’m actually toying with the idea of giving an “early bird” discount to people who pony up their cash in advance.
I just thought I’d chime in to provide some details about this year’s Beltane event, which has been scheduled for the weekend of May 11-May 13.
Some of you may remember the year that we planned on holding the event on the
The plan is to camp in the woods on my property next to our house, which will provide us with a great deal of privacy. There’s a small creek that runs down there and plenty of room for all of us to set up on, including a spot for our feast on Saturday night.
This weekend I’m going to clear a few spots, hopefully build a small bridge over the creek and set up some amenities such as a rustic outdoor shower in the woods that will have hot-and-cold running water. I am also planning on setting up a make-shift pavilion for us to use during our feast and during possible torrential downpours.
Those of you who have attended this event in the past know the routine. I’m sure Fenriss will post with the usuals about garb, food, eating utensils et cetera. We will have a campfire for cooking in the woods and tables for food. However, there is no electricity and no refrigeration, and we ask that people limit the use of the kitchen in the house. By now, most of us are seasoned campfire cooks, so if you have any questions about rustic cooking, please do not hesitate to ask.
The main bonfire – which has already been built courtesy of the neighbor’s front-end loader – will be out in our field where we traditionally do our burning man.
We’re planning on having a port-a-potty because my septic will most likely not be able to handle a house full of people.
Please try to limit the garbage you bring. We do not have trash pick-up out where we are and ask that people pack their garbage out with them.
One final note: As most of you know, The Brandywine Pethericks are on baby No. 2 now. Many of you have met baby No. 1, Morrigan, who is now a fully functioning toddler and is excited to get to wear her cute, little woodlands fairy costume. And, now, there is Baby No. 2 – Rowan Amelia Anne – who turned 3 months old today. As a result, we ask that, unless it’s an emergency, people refrain from using the house after on either night. The babies go to bed at that time, and the constant opening and closing of the old doors in our house will surely wake them up. This shouldn’t be a problem as the woods and the field will afford us all plenty of room to breathe.
The usual rules apply for any friends and acquaintances who may attend: If your friend, husband, wife, S.O., family member etc. acts like a dick, it’s your responsibility to humiliate, eviscerate, eat or ask him/her to leave.
That’s about all I can think of for now. If anyone has any questions, please don’t hesitate to post them here.