But it is fed and watered by God's almighty hand:
He sends the snow in winter, the warmth to swell the grain,
The breezes and the sunshine, and soft refreshing rain.
During these months many local church services and schools harvest festivals celebrate and give thanks. It is perhaps a sign of our times that what we now give can and does very often go to food banks which an increasing number of both families and single people becoming reliant on them.
As we look back, 'Harvest Festival' is one of the oldest and most traditional British festivals taking place at the time of the Harvest Moon, but other than gathering up tinned goods and taking them to church, as already mentioned, what is harvest festival all about?