The Full Moon of May

Tonight is May’s Full Moon.  It is known by different names, but mainly as the Full Flower Moon.  This is the time of year that there are many spring flowers blooming. What a beautiful sight and fragrance to enjoy!

The May full moon is also known as the Mother’s moon and the Milk Moon-there are lots of babies been born in the woods and fields about now.

… And in the month of May we remember and celebrate all of the mothers.

And it is also called the Corn Planting Moon.  The local farm fields are being plowed and will soon be planted to corn.

(I think it should also be called the Egg Moon-the chickens are laying till eggs are coming out of my ears!)

The earth is warming, and the last frost of the year will soon arrive.  But don’t get too anxious to be planting out just yet.  In reading the Farmer’s Almanac, I read of a saying that I had not heard before-Do not plant until the Three Ice Men have passed.  The Three Ice Men were three ancient religious feasts that were celebrated in May. The feast of Saint Mamertus on May 11, Saint Pancras on May 12, and Saint Servatius, on May 13.  These three saints were also known as the Three Chilly Saints.

May 15 is the beginning of the warm weather planting season.  We can still have a frost (in my zone 5), until the end of May, but seeds planted in the ground around the 15th, will not be sprouted yet, and should be safe.  Having a frost cover is a good idea, just in case.

Full moon is the ideal time to accept a marriage proposal!  Or so says the Farmer’s Almanac…

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Proverbs 16:3

Depend on the Lord in whatever you do,

and your plans will succeed.