‚ÄčI am often asked why I chose to use the name Thirteen Moons.

As a young girl I grew up listening to my paternal grandparents stories of the old countries they immigrated from. Some of my favorite stories revolved around their stories of their different calendar that included thirteen moons or months, not twelve.

I loved their stories about planting times, harvesting times and resting times.

I thought these stories were unique to them and their countries of origin until I relocated from Ontario to Victoria BC and noticed that the local First Nations also live by a thirteen moons calendar!

Further reading brought about the realization that most if not all original peoples have a similar natural time calendar.

The horses when living a natural life are in perfect flow with this time keeping method....and so it is.

Enjoy these links to curriculum from the Ojibway, Cree and Mohawk  and this from the Wsanec Nation.