Beekeeping, Gardening and Quilting in Eastern Wake County, North Carolina

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Full Flower Moon

May has three names for its full moon. The primary name that most folks associate with May is the Full Flower Moon, which is evident by the abundance of flowers during the month.

Full Corn Planting Moon is representative of the fact that corn has to be in the ground and growing in order for it to be ready before the frost hits in the fall.

Photo by Cate Kerr

Full Milk Moon is another name given to the full moon in May, it is the month that cows, goats, and sheep eat lots of nutrient rich weeds and plants that have just sprouted.