I was going through your "green witch" tag and it gave me a giggle from the "I still have too many strawberries help" and all I thought was "green witch problems, when the harvest is good but don't know what to do with all the harvest"
literally my strawberry harvest every year tho >___<
I’ll get to helping you set up your external hard drive in a moment Professor. I have a very long list of tasks that absolutely must be completed before the end of the day.
I have to EV train a competitive Jolteon, prep my settlements for the Automation expansion pack Bethesda just announced, level the AI for my Shulk Amiibo, catch up on the first season of Jessica Jones, and I have about 200 strawberries that need harvested in Stardew Valley before the season switches over. I’m a very busy man.
Pink Moon / The pink moon, which is sometimes called the egg moon, is the first full moon in April and it signals the beginnings of spring. It occurs near the time of the Aries constellation.
Milk Moon / The milk moon appears in May. It is also known as the flower moon because of the many flowers that bloom within that month. It occurs near the time of the Taurus constellation.
Strawberry Moon / This moon is called a strawberry moon because of the strawberries that are harvested in the month of June. It appears close to the horizon sometimes, giving it an amber hue. It occurs near the time of the Gemini constellation.
Buck Moon / Because male deer who shed their antlers every year, regrow them in the month of July, people have named this full moon the buck moon. It occurs near the time of the Cancer constellation.
Sturgeon Moon / The time of most abundance for sturgeon fish is August, hence, why this full moon was named this. It is also sometimes called a red moon for the red hue this moon gets from the summer haze. It occurs near the time of the Leo constellation.
Barley Moon / This moon is given its name because it is around this time that barley has ripened and is ready to be harvested. The harvest moon can also be seen around the month of September but it is more common in the season of Libra than in Virgo. The barley moon occurs near the time of the Virgo constellation.
Harvest & Hunters Moon / This is where the moon is full and nearest to the autumnal equinox. Because the time of successive evenings is shorter, the hunters moon comes 30 minutes after the harvest moon. These occur near the time of the Libra constellation.
Mourning Moon / Near the end of fall, crops begin to die and winter approaches. Because of this, November's moon has been named the mourning moon. It occurs near the time of the Scorpio constellation.
Cold Moon / This moon is the first full moon in December. It signals the beginnings of winter. It occurs near the time of the Sagittarius constellation.
Wolf Moon / This full moon appears in January. It has many names including old moon, moon after yule, or squochee kesos which means "sun has not strength yet to thaw." It occurs near the time of the Capricorn constellation.
Snow Moon / This moon is named snow moon for the snow that falls in February. It's second name is called the quickening moon. Quickening is the stage in pregnancy in which the baby is first felt to move. This moon reminds us that the birth of new life (spring) is coming. It occurs near the time of the constellation Aquarius.
Sap Moon / The sap moon refers to the maple trees being tapped in the month of March. It is also called the worm moon because as the ground thaws, night crawlers point themselves towards the moonlight. It occurs near the time of the constellation of Pisces.
December strawberries in the wild garden I left at my parents house. Last summer I planted white alpine strawberries and they did very well. Before the cold weather started I planted the only red alpine strawberry seedling that survived. By the look of it well have a ton of both varieties this spring/summer
Photographers make farmworkers real to millions of Americans. Their images are pregnant with information and launch us on the second part of an amazing journey. Through their work, we overcome geographic separation- the schism between farm and suburb- discovering a nexus of nature and culture, myth and reality, petro farming and advanced irrigation, and the industrialization of resources and human beings on a gigantic scale. We shake hands not only with people of color and immigrants moving north from Mexico and Central America and east from China, Japan, India, and the Philippines, but also with dispossessed American-born drifters, European immigrants, Okies and Arkies, people variously labeled as wetbacks, illegals, and bindle stiffs. Quickly we become aware of the ever-changing face of rural California. We confront exploitation and cruelty, generosity and courage. We witness triumph and tragedy, the ordinary and the extraordinary, alongside joy and sorrow, birth and death, family and loneliness.
Their images reveal the human cost of cheap food: arthritic backs, children maimed by exposure to pesticides, impoverished and dysfunctional rural communities, and people long excluded from the social and legal privileges enjoyed by most Americans.
Some people might argue that images of immigrant field hands living in caves and shelters made of garbage during strawberry harvest remind us of the growing gap between rich and poor and the existence of a variety of American apartheid. Others might say that after being exposed again and again to such images we suffer a kind of “compassion fatigue” in which the I’ve-seen-it-before syndrome can be overcome only by seeking ever more sensational images. Most people would probably agree with what we intuitively know and see from common experience: that even more than writers, journalists, and novelists, photographers have the capacity to change thinking, that they matter very much to farmworkers, that their work has a compelling and subversive effect.
- Richard Steven Street, Everyone Had Cameras; Photography and Farmworkers In California, 1850-2000
Plants are alive the same way that animals are. They don't build families, but still you interfere with the course of their life when you grow them up as you like and then cut away and cook them. So why do you feel different? What about their pain?
If you are worried about plants, go vegan. A non-vegan diet “kills” more plants than a vegan diet.
But here’s something you should try - watch 10 minutes of slaughterhouse footage, then 10 minutes of strawberry harvest, and tell me if it feels any different.