Happy 5 Years, Carrots! (Good Music and Help Me Make Carrots Better)

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It's Michaelmas, friends! Which means it's technically the 5th blogiversary (I know....ridiculous word) of Carrots. And I have a big favor to ask. Would you, pretty please, fill out this quick survey to help me learn more about what my readers love (and don't love!)? I will be eternally grateful. You may have to click over to the actual site if you're using a reader like feedly or bloglovin'. I … [Read more...]

Michaelmas Traditions: Prayers, Food, and Flowers

Michaelmas is quickly approaching: September 29th (next Saturday)! It will come as no surprise to you that I love St. Michael's Day. It was the first feast we celebrated when we started observing the Christian Year in 2009, the Fall before our conversion to the Catholic faith. What is Michaelmas? Michaelmas (pronounced Mickel-mas) is a feast day celebrating the Archangels. It follows the … [Read more...]

All Things Michaelmas!

I LOVE the Feast of the Archangels. We've got a feast planned, but, I'm 38 weeks pregnant today on Michaelmas, so you never know if we'll be having a Michaelmas Baby instead of a Michaelmas Feast. Just in case I go into labor  and Michaelmas feasting gets skipped over this year, I thought I would compile some of the previous Michaelmas posts and some good resources I've found. What is … [Read more...]

The Feast of the Archangels: Michaelmas 2010

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We feasted on what turned out to be a mini-Thanksgiving late last night with four friends and my brother. It was lovely to feast and celebrate St. Michael and the Archangels and share lots of orange, autumnal, beta-carotene-packed edibles at the change of season. And speaking of the change of season, Michaelmas is a feast that comes after the fall Ember Days (last Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday) … [Read more...]

Preparing for Michaelmas

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It's been a year since I started this project to document our lives and celebrate the Christian Year. Due to job changes, a move across the country, grad school, buying a house, moving in and setting up, starting new jobs, and having all our books still in boxes, it's been a pretty sporadic project. But since Michaelmas is where it all began, I'm going to try to celebrate the feast again this … [Read more...]

How the Michaelmas Feast Turned Out

NOTE: these are all pictures from my phone so they are less than stunning. Hopefully pictures from our actual camera will be uploaded later. Because my obliging husband bought groceries between his classes, at 5pm we were ready to head home and begin cooking the feast. The turkey took a bit longer to cook than we expected so the little boy had his own feast of sweet potato and some banana … [Read more...]

How the Michaelmas Feast Turned Out

Look at those sleepy eyes!

NOTE: these are all pictures from my phone so they are less than stunning. Hopefully pictures from our actual camera will be uploaded later. Because my obliging husband bought groceries between his classes, at 5pm we were ready to head home and begin cooking the feast. The turkey took a bit longer to cook than we expected so the little boy had his own feast of sweet potato and some banana … [Read more...]

Carrots for Michaelmas – September 29th

“If I do not have the three of you married before Michaelmas, it will not be my fault!”

Until this year, my only exposure to Michaelmas was a reference in Jane Austen novels and films.   What is Michaelmas, you ask? Good question. As I’m just now discovering these traditions and attempting to observe them, I expect that a good deal of what I say will be inaccurate rubbish. Feel free to correct what I’ve gotten wrong and take everything else with a grain of salt. That … [Read more...]