Full Strawberry Moon, June 17 2019
Oh, give me health and freedom
When dawn's rosy light appears,
And the ruddy sun is beaming
On the roses' dewy tears;
For it is the Blossom Season,
The Ripe Strawberry Moon,
The month of rhymes and roses,
Smiling, sunny June!
The June full moon is often called the Full Strawberry Moon named by Native American tribes as a time to harvest and pick the ripe berries that are prolific this time of year. This moon was also referred to as The Honey Moon and The Rose Moon in other cultures.
Take the children berry picking this month or gather berries from the store and make fresh jam or jelly together.