Happy August and Full Sturgeon Moon. That lunar energy is high and the garden and wild wood seem to vibrate with it. The full moon is an excellent time to check in with intentions and purpose and to practice releasing. The garden is letting go, so to speak, of a few favorites this week: the last of the Napa Cabbage and the last of the cauliflower.But the wheel keeps on spinning and new favorites are taking their rightful place as August begins. New potatoes are available for the first time this week. Baby beets may also find there way to the table. Holy Basil (Tulsi)- Queen of the calming herbs and delicious in a tea is back and ready to help you find your center, I've been steeping it in hot & cold tea preparations and its helping me keep my cool, both physically and emotionally in these long and charged summer days.
A garden and any of Nature really, is such a wonderful teacher in the Art of Letting Go, and I seem a slow learner in this capacity, thank goodness a farm continuously offers opportunities to practice it. Speaking of Letting Go, I'm also practicing releasing my expectation for red tomatoes and grown cukes this week. I peek under leafs, walk rows, bump elbows with bumblebees searching for the first of these quintessential summer fruits to show. The breeze ripples across the broad green leaves of these garden gems and whispers, "All in Good Time, All in Good Time," and I listen, sigh, and check again. I hope you get the opportunity to gaze up at that big ol moon, take a deep breathe, and let something go. Maybe even howl AND then go eat some veggies.