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The Worm Moon

The moon is full on this first day of March.

This full moon is known as the Full Worm Moon.

Traditionally, the three coldest months of the year are December, January and February, and are considered the ‘winter’ months.  March is the beginning of the spring months, though the calendar would tell us that Spring doesn’t officially start until March 21.  With its unpredictable weather, March can allure to Spring, but also let us know that winter is not done with us yet.

But, the unmistakable signs of Spring are here:  the temperatures are slowly but surely warming, the ground is thawing, (also known as Mud Season around here!) and with the thawing comes the emerging of the earthworms, thus the name of this full moon.  And, as sure as one season following another, the emerging of the earthworms brings the arrival of the the red-breasted robins.  What a happy sight and sound the robins are!

There is the smell of skunk in the air as they emerge and begin mating.  And the geese are honking high above as they return for the summer to raise their young.  Ahhh…. wonderful Spring!

This year is unusual in that there was no full moon in the month of February, but 2 full moons are in this month of March.

Now is also the time to go out at night and pull night crawlers.  You know…. in preparation for trout fishing?  What?!   You have never pulled night crawlers?  You are missing it!

 

The March wind roars,

Like a lion in the sky.

And makes us shiver

As he passes by.

When the winds are soft,

And the days are warm and clear,

Just like the gentle lamb,

Then spring is here.

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Back Again

Back to Blogging Again!

After a long absence from the blogging world, I am back.

The last blog post that you were able to see was in October.  That seems like a long time ago, and I have really missed blogging.  There was a major glitch at this blog site, involving regularly scheduled updates that caused it to crash, and there was only 1 person that could fix it and it wasn’t me. After struggling this whole time, I have decided that if I wanted to continue my blogging journey, I would need to start over again from the beginning.  So here I am, struggling my way through, by myself this time.  I have complete control of my blog now and do not have to depend on another to help me.

Now, this technical, computer stuff is a steep learning curve for this old lady, so bear with me as I learn and get things back online again.  There will be a whole new look for Margies Garden, and some changes along the way.

But, hopefully, we are back in business, and there will be many more blog posts coming your way again!

I have many things that I have been wanting to share-if no one reads, that is OK.  I still enjoy blogging, if just for myself!

So, welcome back to Margies Garden!

PS… I confess that I was not able to get everything back on line by myself-wonderful son Aaron came to my rescue!