Hagerstown Almanack Newsletter



           “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant
        I could not stand to have the old man around.  But when
        I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he    
        had learned in 7 years”
                                                                                                                                          Mark Twain (1836-1875)

MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH: Dry, then turning very warm (1,2,3,4,5); afternoon showers and thunderstorms, followed by cooler and seasonable conditions followed very quickly by very warm and humid weather (6,7,8,9,10); more rain, then much cooler and less humid 11,12,13,14,15); dry, then turning hot and humid with near record temperatures and isolated late day THUNDERSTORMS17,18,19,20): hot and humid with late day THUNDERSTORMS (21,22,23,24,25); warm and rather humid with late day showers and thunderstorms east (26,27,28,29,30).

SEVERE WEATHER WATCH: The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack sees heavy rain with the possibility of flooding in the Mid-Atlantic Region (10-13,29-30)).

FULL MOON: The FULL MOON in June will occur on Friday, June 21st. It has often been referred to as ROSE MOON because roses start to show their gorgeous blooms at the beginning of the month. It has also been known as STRAWBERRY MOON because the first strawberries of the season become ripe for the picking in June!

SPECIAL NOTES: The Summer Solstice will occur on Thursday, June 20th, signaling the official start of summer (Thank God, it’s finally here!). It’s also graduation time so honor your high school or college grad. This major milestone should be recognized as such with a party or a very special gift. Consider marking the special year (or any special event) with a copy of this year’s Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack. Go to www.almanack.com/order and order one right now! 

HOLIDAYS: Proudly display ‘Old Glory’ on Friday, June 14th. Be sure to display it properly and reference www.ushistory.org/betsy/more/displayonly.htm to be sure you are doing it correctly. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 16th. Do something nice for “The Old Man”, who took the time to raise you right! 

THE GARDEN: It’s not too late to start warm-season crops such as corn, beans, tomatoes, squash, peppers, and eggplant. Plant or sow summer annuals such as nasturtiums, vinca, verbena, geraniums, phlox, marigolds, lobelia, impatiens, cosmos, sunflowers, zinnias, and alyssum. Feed annuals and remove spent flowers to promote another round of flowers. 

THE FARM: Best for planting root crops (3,4); weeding and stirring the soil (5,6,7); planting above-ground crops (8,9); harvesting all crops (210,21,24,25); Best days for setting hens and incubators (14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29); the slaughtering and butchering of meat (6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13); transplanting (6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13); the weaning of all small animals and livestock (20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27); the harvesting and storing grains (20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27).


“Send your son into the world with good principles, a good temper, a good business education, and habits of industry, then he will work his way.”



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