Weather and Moon Lore—Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Moon-and-fox(This is an old photo, but I love the fox and the corn and the full moon, so decided to use it for today’s post.)

Today is March’s Full Moon beginning phase…I love the full moon!  Anyway, this is called the Worm Moon in the Northern Hemisphere.  The earth is beginning to warm, the ground to thaw and the earthworm casts to appear.  Once this happens the Robins return to brighten our days. (Although I’ve seen robins for a bit now.)

In the far north this moon is called the Crow Moon–the cawing signals the end of winter and in the eastern part of the north is the Sap Moon marking the time of tapping maple trees.

StunningThere is also old farm lore that says if the 21st of the start of the four-seasons…(yesterday was the 21st of Spring) will tell what the next three months will bring; hot, dry, windy or cold.  We had beautiful weather yesterday…the morning was clear and bright and warm, by the afternoon the wind came up…a warm wind.  Then the clouds started flinging themselves over us.

The wind blew off and on all night (although it was a warm wind) and is still gusting heavily; although it’s still warm it is cooling down.


Terry is rolling the plowed fields (still) it takes many acres of rolling before he can start leveling.

Maybe you know some more interesting rural (country) lore.  If you do, would you please share.  I rather enjoy collecting them.

Your friend on a western Colorado farm,


28 thoughts on “Weather and Moon Lore—Tuesday, March 22, 2016

  1. The worm moon plows through the skies, lighting up earth’s fecundity.
    The crow moon sheds its black sky feathers and lights up the earth with its luminous right eye.
    In Wisconsin’s great forests the sap moon is calling sweetness into buckets
    as the earth begins to drip and flow toward spring.

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  2. In 325CE the Council of Nicaea established that Easter would be held on the first Sunday after the first full moon occurring on or after the vernal equinox. This explains why there is always a full moon on or near Easter and why you can see (with some imagination) a bunny holding and Easter Egg on a full moon.

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  3. My grandfather always said if it rained the first Sunday of the month it would rain every Sunday but one. I have followed that lore for years and it IS true! It might be only a quick shower at night, but rain it does.
    Sue O

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  4. Love the lore, the moon names. I wish I had wrote more of them down when my mother in law was alive…she had a lot of old “sayings” as she called them.


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