Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Margaret hostessed the April New Moon in the Motherhouse yurt. What a delightful vision greeted me as I came down the drive toward the yurt's open door... young children exploring nearby as the older folk chatted, carded wool and practiced using drop spindles. The circular yurt walls seemed to embrace us all as we shared our thoughts and visions of healthful education. We finished off with a lunch of fresh garden greens, home-made cheese, and (for some) Mother's Milk!The April 14 New Moon started the first evening of Iyar, the second month of the Jewish ecclesiastical year. In New England this moon waxes into the Egg Moon or Yellow Moon. We'll watch for a flurry of nesting activity and even increased egg production in the hen house! Dandelions, marsh marigolds, daffodils, and a whole slew of yellow blossoms will be opening to usher in warmer weather!