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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 17, 2019
Your voice, with clear location of June days,
Called me outside the window. You were there,
Light yet composed, as in the just soft stare
Of uncontested summer all things raise
Plainly their seeming into seamless air.
–Richard Wilbur (1921–2007)
Greg Kinnear (actor) was born on this day in 1963. Gloria Vanderbilt (fashion icon) died on this day in 2019.
Full Strawberry Moon Rises
The Full Strawberry Moon 2019
The Full Strawberry Moon rises on Monday morning, June 17, 2019, appearing “opposite” the Sun at 4:31 AM EDT. The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Saturday night through Tuesday morning.
Dr. Rand McClain, the Los Angeles based “Doctor to the Stars,” released his new technique for what some are calling the first true Body Repair formula. In the video presentation, he details how some very big name athletes are achieving increased strength, healthier bodies, and even more energy.
Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer
In 2020, the June solstice—the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere—occurs this year on Saturday, June 20. Here’s all you need to learn about the summer solstice—longest day of the year!
All you need is a drill and weeds and their roots are gone in one quick spin! The action is fun, fast, and satisfying! What’s more, there’s no kneeling, bending, or getting your hands dirty. Expect your neighbors to get curious and want to try the Weed Spinner, too. This back-saving drill bit was invented by retired school teacher Vern Ader and we thank him.
Home-grown strawberries are far more flavorful than what you’ll ever find in a grocery store. Why? The sugar in berries converts to starch soon after it’s picked. Hence, the first fruit that many gardeners grow is strawberries! Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest strawberries—as well as protect these perennial plants through the winter.
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the driveway and were making our way along the field when someone keenly spied the mother load. Our field was surprisingly filled with sweet, red, wild strawberries perfect for the pickin’ and eatin’—and making strawberry and rosemary tarts!