Wednesday, October 10, 2018

TUSAL 2018...and the Full Moon for October

Well it's time for TUSAL. To learn more about TUSAL go here to Daffycat's blog. 


My ORT jar.......

October’s Full Moon is the Hunter’s Moon and every three years it's also the Harvest Moon. It is also called Travel Moon, Dying Grass Moon, and sometimes Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon.

Yes I recall my dad going deer hunting around this time of year. Way the heck up north. I'd have to go with him as my mum worked.and I wasn't old enough to stay home by myself. Then we'd end up with venison which I really dislike. My dad would can the meat in mason jars just like you'd do fruit and pickles and such. Dad would have to cook it when my mum wasn't home...she was a vegetarian. The gamey smell of fresh deer meat when it cooks. Not pleasant. IMHO anyway. He used to put a spice on it to kill the smell. I think he used cinnamon. Didn't help :(

Take care :)


6 comments:

  1. It's interesting that the moons of each month are named according to what is happening on the earth at the time. For me, the full moon of October always seems to be the largest of the year.
    xx, Carol

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    1. I took a look to see when the full moon is this month...24th.

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  2. Your pincushion is so cute - I assume you made it? Just the thought of the smell of that venison cooking is enough to turn me off. Yuck. I know I couldn't eat it (altho' I do eat a little meat).

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    1. Thank you. It was a pattern from an 1970's/80's craft magazine. Yes the smell of fresh deer might put you off eating meat for life.

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  3. Interesting about the different moons, I have bought a Xmas detail for my DH about gardening under the moon´s influence - they say it makes a different when to plant crops etc.

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    1. I grew up in a very small village and the old farmers followed the Almanac with regard to planting etc. I don't know if it made any difference or it was just habit.

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