I can hear you saying that you don't need to ensure that your plantings and livestock thrive. If you need anything you can just run down to the local store and with the magic of your debit card purchase what you need. Your food that magically appears at the grocery store has to come from someplace. Somewhere on this planet a farmer is looking up at the sky wondering if this year his crop will thrive, wondering if this year his livestock will flourish and multiply. Without this farmer your local store will be empty and bare and you will go hungry.
Personally I'm going to light a Beltane fire, I'm going to celebrate. It won't be for my crops and my livestock but for all of ours. I often wonder if the condition of the world is due to the fact that we have forgotten to pay respect to the spirits of the land, to the spirits of our ancestors. Have we become so jaded in our technological superiority that we think we are above the whims of nature? Trust me we aren't. If mother nature wants to "smite" us...she will and there is nothing we can do. I will strive my best to stay on her good side.
Le Petite Crone says: Light a fire for us all.....celebrate Beltane.