Life on the Farm

What’s up Wednesday – Happy Spring!

Happy Vernal Equinox! Ostara or the pagan equivalent of Easter is the spring equinox. It is a time of rebirth and growth. The flower that represents the coming of spring is the Jonquil or Daffodil, they are usually the first to pop up, I have quite a few clusters in my yard making their appearance.

 

My favorite color combo on a Jonquil.

And to any readers in the southern hemisphere Happy Mabon! That is the apex of fall and the second harvest.

 

To celebrate the coming of Spring there are a few things you could do. Write wishes on eggs and bury them with some flower seeds or a flowering plant on top, or make bird feeders which are fun to make with kids and you can use recycled material, take a nature walk and see how many plants you can identify. Those are merely a few suggestions on what to do to ring in spring.

Love cherry blossoms

 

Some celebrate with food, hams are a good choice and a tradition that carried over to Easter or maybe a good ham and bean soup. Eggs are obviously connected with this time of year as a symbol of birth and a new start so egg salad or even just eggs for breakfast would be great. Hot cross buns are fun to make with the kids and have a lot of symbolism for both Ostara and Easter and they’re a sweet bread so the whole family will enjoy them.

totally stole this off an online search.

To ring in Spring we’re going to be spending a day this week with some friends and hoping the weather holds for a nice nature walk. What are your plans this Spring?

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