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Someone mentioned to me recently that he remembers hearing his father say that "the lights nights of March" were good for cutting timber. Does anyone know what this phrase might mean.
The only reference I can think of is "light days" which refers to the air signs, Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius.
I'd sure appreciate hearing about anything you think this phrase might relate in terms of cutting timber.
Hi Aunti Moon,
"The best time to cut wood is during the winter or early spring before the sap runs. If the tree is felled when fully leafed out, let it lie until leaves have become crisp to allow leaves to draw out as much moisture as possible from the tree before further cutting."
Sap fouls up the saw, so this is done to avoid lengthy cleaning and sharpening.
Also, some sap is already running due to warmer days and it returns back to the roots when the day's temp begins to drop, so nighttime cutting helps avoid sap too.
So the saying is not related to Moon Signs.
Thanks for that, Redmink. Have you ever heard that particular phrase?
No I haven't AuntieMoon, but I'm always hearing new ones, although some I don't get or what situation prompted their creation.
THIS one makes sense right away! And a good one to remember.
Thanks for bringing it up :)