Today is Lammas, the First Harvest, on the Pagan calendar. It is also known as loaf mass or Lughnasad. It celebrates the harvest of grain.
It is traditional to bake a Lammas man, bread in the shape of an anatomically correct man for this festival. I was going to do it last night, or bake bread anyway, but The Boyo turned up unexpectedly, and I found other things to do.
So, you can enjoy this picture of a Lammas man from the past. It’s not anatomically correct, but we were doing public ritual in a public park. Sometimes discretion is the better part of valor. Eat some bread, and give thanks that you can do so. Give thanks for farmers, and for living in a place and time when having a little bread is not a luxury.
Too preachy? OK, but have a good First Harvest anyway. And maybe send some non-perishable food to the food bank.