I really don’t know how it got to be June already. It seems as though we were just celebrating the start of spring and now it’s almost summer.
June is a crazy time of year for us at the Farmers’ Almanac. Believe it or not, we have just put the finishing touches on the 2013 edition! Our printer in Wisconsin needs our artwork and materials in two weeks. There’s a lot of behind the scenes work that has to be done in order to meet our on-sale date of August 28, 2012.
The 2013 edition will be my 18th edition as Managing Editor — how did that happen? As I look back on the many years I’ve been editing, I’m happy to say that I still thoroughly enjoy my job and association with this traditional publication. Times have certainly changed, as has the Almanac, but the overall theme of helping people grow their lives is still very prevalent in the Farmers’ Almanac, and now of course online and on social media sites.
June is also a busy month for me as a mom — school ends, schedules change, and summer vacation (for the kids anyway) starts. But it’s also a wonderful time of year to enjoy some down time and beautiful weather.
In celebration of the start of June, I looked up some interesting traditional weather lore that I’d thought I’d share with you here.
June 11 — St. Barnabas Day — Rain on Barnabas is good for grapes.
June 15 — St. Vitus Day — If St. Vitus’ Day be rainy weather, it will rain for thirty days together.
June 23 — St. John’s Eve – It if rains on St. Johns’ Eve, the filberts (nuts) will be spoiled.
June 24 — St. John — Not crop before St. John’s Day is worthy of praising.
Happy June! Here’s to savoring every minute of it as you know as well as I do, it will be July in a blink of an eye!