Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Corn Moon

 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 .

 Mary Garden
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
 Blessed Be


Gae said...

Dear Rox,
I really enjoyed reading this post. How do you know the names of the moons?
Are they the same here in the Southern Hemisphere? I am so ignorant.
I can imagine th fragrance of those different branches would have been so lovely.
And a few spuds and corn would have rounded off the beautiful fire. I love a fire.

Mother's Moon's Message said...

loved "all" the pictures.. and really you can never have too many.. Wonderful post

rox said...

Thank You gals so much ! I am feeling so blessed today with the cnnection of all my sisters ☺
Gae the moon's names here and elsewhere come from seasonal lore & culture mostly I find it via the farmers almanac which is a very old people of the land help here in North America
I'm sure most people living off the land all round the world would have named moons the appropreiate title for that geographical area.
Do you tend to have 4 seasons ?
I think You do , so you are in spring months You would be in and around the flower moon it may have just passed ☺
people with only a dry & wet season , what would they call their moons ?

Domestic Witch said...

You won the lavender dreams giveaway!!

rox said...

what ! I honestly never ever win a giveaway ! let me process this ! wow .
this is wonderful beautiful .
really what I needed ! Thank You !