“Ummm… Happy What?”
The summer solstice happens this year at 5:16 PM on June 21st.
“Just what the heck is the summer solstice, and what does it mean to me?”
The summer solstice, since you asked, is the exact moment when the earth is tilted at an angle that puts the northern hemisphere (that’s us, by the way) at its closest position to the sun. What that means to you and me is that the days from that moment on, begin to get shorter. Well, not actually shorter– they still occupy 24 hours of time. But the part of the day that is dark starts getting a little longer and the part that is light a little shorter on this day.
Don’t forget– this Saturday, June 25th, at 11:00 Ferda’s Garden Center will be hosting the first (organizational) meeting of the Homesteaders. This group is for anyone who now grows and preserves his/her own food, raises chickens or other animals, and generally is working toward becoming more self-sufficient, and for anyone who wants to do that in the future.
Come and share your questions, successes and failures, tips, and sources. It should be a fun and informational start to a meeting of like-minded folks. Come to the first meeting and see if it is for you. Dates and times for future meetings will be determined at this first session.
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The next in our series of Saturday Seminars will be this Saturday, June 18th, again at 11:00. No charge for this one. (Space, as always, is limited. Please sign up in advance to save your seat.) Bob Ferda will share with us his ideas on
What's for Lunch?
dealing with deer and the other critters who would like to eat all our veggies, fruit and ornamental plants.
Bob gave this talk recently at the Puskarich Public Library.
Saturday, June 11th is the Herbfest Celebration this year at Ferda’s Garden Center. We have a kids’ activity (we’re making a terrarium– preregister, please, cost $2.00) at 11:00AM and an adult activity (which is filled already) at Noon.
There’s a talk on using herbs at 1:00 (still space in that one.)
We’ll be sampling herbal refreshments all day and we’ll give you some herbal recipes to try at home. We’ve got some fresh herb plants specially for this event.
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This Saturday, June 4th, at 11:00 AM, join us for our Beekeeping Seminar here at Ferda’s Garden Center. Rich and Shirley Steffl will be the speakers this time. They raise bees and sell honey locally, and will share with us all the information we need to get started in beekeeping. As always, space is limited. Calling ahead helps us plan for seating.