Two months ago I had no idea what a blog was.
But then my daughter decided to build me one, using outdoor articles from the past on everything from gardening to hunting, fishing and travel. I was amazed! People from all over the U.S. have visited the blog (outdoorswithmartin.com), and not only here, but from countries as diverse as China and Japan, Brazil, Denmark, Hungary, even Vietnam.
Some wanted to read about farm ponds or coyote hunting or raising turnips or whatever, but the one choice that has stood out over all others was solunar periods. It crossed my mind that readers here might be interested in the subject too, so I'm offering an abbreviated version below.
Many readers, especially younger ones, haven't heard of solunar periods, but lots of old veterans have and believe in them so fiercely that they plan hunting and fishing trips around the periods. For those unfamiliar with them, sol means sun and lunar means moon, and the basic idea is that the two together influence animal movements just as they influence tides and other earthly phenomena.