Half Moon? What!? Why?
So many others do bimonthly newsletters on the Full and New Moon. They always get the attention. They always get the fandom. They always get the importance. The Half Moon, also called quarter moon, but when you look at it with your actual eyeballs it isn’t quarter, its half! (it’s a celestial pet peeve of mine) Half Dark. Half Light. And each switching sides every time. One time growing in light, the other time growing in dark. It isn’t the pause between the inhale and the exhale, it *is* the inhale and the exhale. It is the middle road.
You may feel bound by your path that you’ve spent years shoveling. It feels easy to keep pacing back and forth, forgetting all the work you spent shoveling. It feels easy to keep pacing back and forth on the well worn road, when all that shoveling has built high walls and the surrounding snowpack feels unstable.
It feels easy to stay on the safety of the trail, until you see the snowshoes sitting in the corner. Sometimes that little boost, to not fall through the snowpack, to lessen the struggle on the pathless road, is all we need. And, honestly, a few well placed scraps of wood, like a few stepping stones across a fast moving stream, can help you onto the unplanned path. Or maybe a friend with bigger feet to break the trail.
Farming was not the path I planned for myself nor is it an easy one.
I've tried following the path of others, the well worn path that was cleared before I even thought about stepping foot on it, one that others did the work to clear. But once I placed my foot, I found that the easy road, the tried and tested methods of growing, selling, and production was too well worn for me.
Because, I like the work of clearing a trail, shoveling a path, opening a road.
Future Learning Opportunities
Are you ready to step into the wilderness?
Saturday, March 4th: Free the Seeds in Kalispell
I'll be giving a presentation on Edible Garden Weeds: The Accidental Harvest.
Stop by for all the free presentations, info booths, and, of course, free seeds!
Tuesdays in May: Troy Adult Education Program
I'll be teaching a Spring Wildflower & Native Plant ID class on Tuesday evenings in May and early June. Two indoor classes to cover the basics and two outings to meet all the wonderful spring plants around Troy. Sign-ups to be announced later.
Seasonal On-Farm Foraging Classes: Dragon's Breath Farm
Come learn about commonly available seasonal edible plants in our region. We'll meet the plants, learn about their edible and also medicinal qualities, proper foraging etiquette, and taste the wonders of the wilds. I'll be updating the schedule as we get closer to spring.
Where to find it all?
Mini Microgreen Market on Thursdays at the Libby Area Chamber from 12-1pm.
Seeds are available to ship with so many new products coming soon!
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.