Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Many Moons

Calendar - Guide to Planting

Some of us consult the current calendar for the cycles of the moon before planting our seeds.

This beautiful calendar was published in 1617.

Article by John Kenny

... despite the distractions of the modern economy and commerce, many farmers can still be found walking their fields after dark, listening to the ripening of fruit in the full moonlight or the hidden scuffling of creatures among the coops in the emptiness of a new moon.

From Rhode Island School of Design Newsletter

Hans Hofer, publisher
German, 1540–1617
Farmer's Calendar, 1617
Woodcut with hand coloring on paper
Plate: 29 × 17.1 cm (11 × 6 3/4 in.)
Museum Works of Art Fund 52.286

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