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ˆ WEATHER APHORISMS

EVENTS
JUN

4-6, 47th Annual Helen to the Atlantic Balloon Race, Helen, GA,
helendorf.com/calandar-of-events/2015/6/4/helen-to-the-atlantic-balloonrace-helendorf-is-host-hotel
11-13, Cherokee Bluegrass Festival, Cherokee, SC, adamsbluegrass.com/
festivals-1/2020/6/11/cherokee-bluegrass-festival
12-14, Taste of Scotland Festival, Franklin, NC, aaa.com/travelinfo/north-carolina/
franklin/events/taste-of-scotland-festival-376940.html
13, Winchester Beer and Cheese Festival, Winchester, KY, beercheesefestival.com/
bcf/
14, June Jubilee, Martinsburg, WV, festivalnet.com/10823/martinsburg-west-virginia/
festivals/june-jubilee
20, Summer Solstice Fest, Blacksburg, VA, downtownblacksburg.com/summersolstice-blacksburg.aspx
30, Kuumba Festival, Knoxville, TN, evensi.us/kuumba-festival-haley-heritagesquare-market-morningside-park/324523764

skywatch

	
	

●	New moon-21st
❍	Full moon-5th
(	First quarter-28th
)	Last quarter-13th
Summer solstice is June 20 at 5:54 p.m.

When the wind shifts from east to
west in a storm, clearing weather
will follow soon.
If the cock crows going to bed,
He'll wake up with a watery head.
There's a technical term for a
warm sunny day following two
rainy ones. It's called a Monday.

ˆ REGIONAL NOTES
If you visit Natural Bridge State
Park in Virginia, search for the
hidden quote by author J.R.R.
Tolkien's Bilbo Baggins, which
has been etched into a rock along
Cedar Creek. No one knows for
certain who left it there. 37.6289⁰
N, 79.5452⁰ W

ˆ RECIPE
RHUBARB CUSTARD PIE
Ingredients:

June's full moon is the strawberry moon.

3 eggs
2 TBS. milk

sunrise sunset

1 ½ c. sugar

Jun. 7 - sun rises 5:59; sun sets 20:38; length of day 14h 39m
Jun. 14 - sun rises 5:58; sun sets 20:41; length of day 14h 42m
Jun. 21 - sun rises 5:59; sun sets 20:43; length of day 14h 43m
Jun. 28 - sun rises 6:02; sun sets 20:44; length of day 14h 42m

2 TBS. flour
½ tsp. nutmeg

JUNE ALMANAC

3 c. cut up rhubarb
2-3 TBS. butter
8-9 inch unbaked pie crust

ˆ GARDENING HINTS

Directions:

Raise the level of your lawn mower blades during hot
summer days. Taller grasses resist drought better than
short ones.

The first issue of this magazine was
published June 13, 1988.

The ten most popular vegetables grown by gardeners
are tomatoes, peppers, green beans, cucumbers,
onions, lettuce, summer squash, carrots, radishes and
corn.
If you didn't mix time-release fertilizer into your
beautiful beds, baskets and tubs, then feed them a
liquid fertilizer every two weeks this month.

ˆ FACTOIDS
JELL-O once came in these surprising flavors:
Celery
Italian Salad
Mixed Vegetable
Seasoned Tomato
Bubble Gum
Chocolate
Coffee
An extremely powerful earthquake can make the
earth spin faster.
A giraffe can clean its ears with its tongue and a blue
whale's tongue weighs as much as an elephant.
It only takes 5 recycled plastic bottles to make enough
fiberfill to stuff a ski jacket.

jun MONTH AT A GLANCE
Day of Day of Day of Ç
Mo Year Week Age
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Beat eggs. Add milk. Combine
sugar, flour and nutmeg then add
to egg mixture, stirring well. Stir
in rhubarb. Pour into pie shell, dot
with butter and cover with lattice
top if desired. Bake at 400⁰ for
50-60 minutes until set. Serve with
ice cream.

Significa
Andy Griffith born, 1926

ˆ KITCHEN

Jack Jouett's Ride, 1781
First issue of Blue Ridge Country, 1988

Tin or plastic coffee cans make
excellent containers for freezing
cookies.

D-Day, 1944
Daniel Boone explores Kentucky, 1769

Ice cubes will help sharpen garbage
disposal blades.

First perfect baseball game, 1880

The first place to look for
something is the last place you
would expect to find it.

ˆ OLD SAWS

Flag Day

Just Wondering...
Watergate, 1972

Summer Solstice
Father's Day
June Carter born, 1929
West Virginia flood, 2016
Va. ratifies U.S. Constitution
First Harry Potter book released, 1997
Elisha Mitchell dies, 1857
First iPhone released, 2007

Why are there flotation devices
under plane seats instead of
parachutes?
Why do they put Braille dots on
the keypad of the drive-up ATM?
If nothing ever sticks to Teflon,
how do they make Teflon stick to
the pan?
Artificial intelligence is no match
for natural stupidity.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2020

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