In the kitchen
The significance of harvest time can be marked and celebrated with others through the homely ritual of baking bread. The end of harvest was traditionally celebrated with an enormous feast known as the harvest supper. All those who helped bring in the crop were invited, and the abundance of the season celebrated before winter set in. The final neck of corn or wheat was cut anonymously by labourers unwilling to anger the Corn Spirit that was said to reside within. They would line up and throw sickles at the corn until it was cut, the harvest ended and the feast could begin. Baking loaves to share with family and friends is a way to evoke the importance of harvest at this time.