From the Regional Druid
I hope everyone is having a joyous summer and a blessed Lughnasadh. It’s been a busy season for our region, as we continue to see good growth in ADF and great enthusiasm for Our Druidry.
I just finished with Eight Winds, a festival that was started 10 years ago by the former Rogue River Grove/Clan of the Triple Horses. It’s always a highlight to my year, because I get to spend four days of fellowship with people I don’t get to see often enough. This year’s festival was once again held at Prosser Ranch Reservoir, and we had the good fortune of having Archdruid Jon Drum, AD Emeritus Kirk Thomas, and my friend Jason Mankey in attendance. Lindsay and I catered the food, and it was just a wonderful event. I’m already looking forward to next year’s event! So much fun. Many thanks to my Deputy Regional Druid Victoria Selnes for helping organize such a great event, and a big round of thanks to all the volunteers that helped make it happen.
I’ll be at Many God’s West this weekend, and I’m looking forward to spending some time with our members in the Pacific Northwest. I’m looking to have a sit down and discuss any pertinent issues or ideas that the members would like to discuss.
As always, I’m very proud to serve as your regional druid.
Rev. Sean Harbaugh
From the Editor
Wow, the year is just flying by. I can’t believe that it’s already Lughnasadh! Many groves and protogroves celebrated this last weekend, and more will be celebrating in the days to come. In this edition, we’ve included some links to ADF and non-ADF sites to share how other folks are celebrating this High Day.
This High Day signals the first of the harvests. Down here in the Bay Area, baby cabbages are starting to show up in the Farmer’s Markets! If you’re interested in what vegetables are in-season where you are, check out your local Farmer’s Market or Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) website.
Eight Winds and Between the Gates are now both done, and planning is underway for next year! Before then, though, we have Pantheacon! If you’re in the area, I’d recommend trying to come by for at least a day. ADF hosts a Hospitality Suite, the Vendor room is amazing and dangerous to your wallet, the workshops are great and the general hospitality is awesome!
Between now and then, we’ve got a few High days and a lot of holidays! If you’d like to add anything to the newsletter for any of those days, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May the blessings of the Kindreds be with you!
Victoria S (Leona Oigheag)
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Images by Victoria S (Leona Oigheag)