From The Old Farmer’s Almanac
Bloggo has been purchasing and reading the Almanac for most of the last 50 years.
Full Hunter’s Moon
Near midmonth, on October 11, shines the full Hunter’s Moon, which follows autumn’s Harvest Moon.
In pioneer days, after the vegetables were
stored for the winter, it was time to go farther afield looking for wild game.
Deer were fattening, and Native Americans and farmers sought a store of good venison for the cold winter days to come.
Unlike the buffalo or the antelope, the white-tailed deer is estimated to be roughly as numerous today as it was when the Pilgrims joined the Native Americans on this continent.
The hollow winds begin to blow,
The clouds look black, the glass is low;
The soot falls down, the spaniels sleep,
And spiders from their cobwebs peep.
–Dr. Edward Jenner (1749–1823)