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.
There 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,