season's yield

I remember harvest festivals being a big thing when I was at school: collecting food in assembly to send to 'the poor children in Africa'. At about the same time I was probably looking at books something like this, and although I wasn't much inspired by the contents then, I find something about them rather lovely these days. It's probably nostalgia.

We were thinking that it'd be lovely to revisit this harvest tradition and have a feast with friends to celebrate Michaelmas and the harvest moon. There are some lovely old rituals associated with these historically important days in the calender that I thought could inspire some interesting drawings that I could use in some way for the feast. 
More soon.