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ˆ RECIPE
RASPBERRY SHRUB
Ingredients:
3 pints raspberries
1 ½ c. sugar
2 c. water
1 c. lemon juice
2 quarts ice water
Crushed ice
Directions:
Combine raspberries, sugar
and the 2 cups of water in a
pan and cook over medium
heat for ten minutes. Stir
frequently. Pour through a
strainer and let cool. Add
lemon juice and ice water.
Pour over crushed ice in tall,
frosted glasses.

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Significa
May Day
Tom Dooley hanged, 1868
Osama bin Ladin assassinated, 2011
Chang & Eng Bunker born, 1811
First American in space, 1961

Mother's Day
Stonewall Jackson died, 1863

EVENTS

Jamestown est. 1607
Armed Forces Day
First Kentucky Derby, 1875
Victoria Day
Amelia Earhart's flight across the Atlantic, 1932

S.C. became 8th state, 1788
Memorial Day (USA)
Babe Ruth's 714th home run, 1935
Star Wars: A New Hope opens, 1977

10, Yadkin Valley Wine Festival, Elkin, NC,
evensi.us/amp/yadkin-valley-wine-festivalmunicipal-park/319343861
11, Newtown Heritage Festival, Stephens City,
VA, evensi.us/amp/newtown-heritage-festivalcraft-show-commons/319799749
15-17, Rhythm N Blooms Fest, Knoxville, TN, 10times.
com/blooms-fest
16-17, Dahlonega Arts & Wine Festival/ Dahlonega,
GA, festival.net.com/76623/Dahlonega-Georgia/ArtShows/Dahlonega-Arts-Wine-Festival
22, Vandalia Gathering, Charleston, WV, tmorra.com/
next/Vandalia+Gathering
23-24, Spring into Summer Salutes Fort Campbell,
Oak Grove, KY, visitoakgroveky.com/festivals/springinto-summer-festival-salutes-fort-campbell/
30, Greer Family Fest, Greer, SC, evensi.us/greerfamily-fest-downtown/324518789

skywatch

● New moon-22nd
) First quarter-29th

❍ Full moon-7th
( Third quarter-14th

May's full moon is the flower moon.

sunrise sunset

May 3 - sun rises 6:22; sun sets 20:11; length of day 13h 49m
May 10 - sun rises 6:15; sun sets 20:17; length of day 14h 2m
May 17 - sun rises 6:09; sun sets 20:23; length of day 14h 14m
May 24 - sun rises 6:04; sun sets 20:29; length of day 14h 25m
May 31 - sun rises 6:01; sun sets 20:34; length of day 14h 33m

ˆ WEATHER APHORISMS

ˆ REGIONAL NOTES

ˆ GARDENING HINTS

ˆ OLD SAWS

ˆ FACTOIDS

If you see the sun set in a
cloud, it will rain tomorrow.

Just after dusk, from midMay to mid-June, visitors
to DuPont State Forest
in Hendersonville, North
Carolina, should be on the
lookout for blue ghost
fireflies. Local legend says
that the mysterious beetles,
which glow blue instead
of flashing yellow, are the
ghosts of Confederate
soldiers. 35.1899⁰ N,
82.6056⁰ W

On a dark night in May,
when the sign is in the heart,
stick an axe in a tree and it
will die.

Give a man a match and he'll
be warm for a minute, but
light him on fire and he'll be
warm the rest of his life.

It takes Styrofoam cups 500
years to break down and
Americans toss 25 billion
per year.

When dogwoods bloom it's
time to plow.

You can't be late until you
show up.

Just 1,000 words make up
90% of writing.

Start checking yourself for
ticks as soon as the weather
warms. If you find any, pull
them off with tweezers and
wash the area with soap and
water.

Books have knowledge,
knowledge is power, power
corrupts, corruption is a
crime, and crime doesn't pay.
So if you keep reading, you'll
go broke.

The longest one syllable
word is screeched.

A gaudy morning bodes a
wet afternoon.
When dandelions stay closed
until nine in the morning
and snails climb up stalks of
grass, look for fair weather.

ˆ KITCHEN
Combine leftover rice
with instant butterscotch
pudding prepared according
to package directions for a
quick dessert.

48

Chang & Eng Bunker, conjoined twins who became residents of Mt. Airy, N.C, born May 11, 1811.
Learn more: BlueRidgeCountry.com/Bunker

First Mother's Day, 1914

MAY

MAY ALMANAC

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Mo Year Week Age

BLUERIDGECOUNTRY.COM

Geranium macrorrhizum -
big root geranium - makes a
great living mulch. Cut back
each year after flowering and
it will then give you compact
growth that beats out weeds
the rest of the season.

Cut an onion in half, rub it on
the sole of your foot and an
hour later you'll taste onion
in your mouth.


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