This will only be short because I am so tired ! Yes ! I can finally sleep ! The last two full moons were extra tiring . Usually I am only effected 3-4 days as the moon grows to its fullness but the last two months , nope , my restless sleep did not end 3-4days she was at her peak ☺
Warning though ~ there are a ton of photos , how could I not , with several being of my beautiful adventure boy and wonderful fire .
So The Corn Moon has/did arrive ( I know I'm late ) I had a bit of a panic attack thinking to myself "was it already a yr. ago Dawn posted about the Corn moon ? " No ! My mistake it was only the flower Moon She posted☺ whew ! Time isn't moving that quickly !
There is also a lovely little write up at Blueberry Cottage Blog and it includes a beautiful picture of Tasha Tudor !
So to some Native american groups corn was/is a staple within their diet I can personally say a most excellent book to purchase and read exactly about the growing , harvesting & preparation of these foods including corn is Native American Gardening . Buffalo Woman's guide to Traditional Methods
This is the real deal ! It is an actual firsthand account and was written in the early 1900's .It is about gardening !
So remember I had the boys plant their own patches this yr. Adventure Boy loves to plant corn and it is Corn Season here !
He was so happy to see his baby corn ☺It really does not get much bigger then that in our small garden but the ears are just the right size for a young boy to sample
He was even more intrigued when he discovered some droppings inside the ear ☺
I reminded him to pull the corn downward to snap it off
He found 3 ears
When he opened them he was a bit disappointed but he also thought it was cool the bug/worm left behind a slimy mess ☺
Ready for the feast
We then began our prep for the full moon
Holy salt, water & oil along with a few handy dandy items
I mixed up a new personal smudge
This is just the best knife I've ever owned we bought it in MX over 26 yrs ago and it just is the alpurpose tool ☺
I also have a dose of sweetgrass tea ( yes it tastes how it smells ) waiting for me in my teacup a gift from dh a few Christmasess back ☺
I really had to add alot of junk from the yard to the pit because we've not , dare I say it , had a fire since June !
Getting things all cozy for the night
He is so careful , he is so gentle in how he handles everything ☺
Trying to strike that match
This was a bit difficult as much of the paper and birch bark were damp
However he did it !
Then he thought it'd be good to take a pic of Mum ☺
I'm cleaning thorns off rose branches I'd trimmed in June . Now You know what the knife was for ☺
I like to use the branches for beads or prayer sticks
Of course as it got darker I had to put the rose branches down and
Light the candles of course ! I have this cute planter a neighbour gave me several yrs ago. It has these different levels on it I love to place little tea lights on it .
Our Lady Guadalupe Statue
That is the Niche my dh purchased for me 4yrs ago for my b-day ☺
Ok I thought Adventure boy would have fun cooking his mini corn on here but he is an early bird which means 8pm is late for him lol , so I put them in the fridge .
I used the pot & water to clean off some wooden pieces I had . I just like the fun of preparing with fire ☺
So I sat by myself
enjoying the flames , I burned willow , birch , rose , honeysuckle & even a few bits of ash Wise Owl left over from his clay oven ☺
This is a very special lantern for me as it belonged to my great auntie Pansy & when she passed at 96yrs my mother gave this to me ☺
I also made a nice pot of regular loose black tea , with honey and fresh goat milk my sil gives me ☺
As my fire burned out it left beautiful coals , I should've bought fresh corn & potatoes !
The night was perfect after a 32c day it cooled off just perfect . a real not to warm ,not to cool, just right , night ☺
Then I'm not kidding at exactly 12am there she came over the roof of the house ☺
lol she looks so small for such a strong pull to keep me up so well ☺
never mind I had many a prayer for some very special people