June 16th International Waterfall Day

Waterfalls are beautiful to look at, dangerous to try and tempt and can be another source of power if we ever figure them out. The tallest waterfall in the world is Angel Falls in Venezuela with a 3,212 foot drop. Probably the most famous is Niagara Falls here in the US. Where ever there are falls there has to be a great source of water constantly available. Another one of those mysteries, at least to me, that Mother Nature provides. How can they not dry up at some point?

How to celebrate – Look around your area for waterfalls. Create a waterfall in your backyard. Start a photo collection of the waterfalls you see.

June 15th Global Wind Day

Global Wind Day was created back in 2007 by the European Wind Energy Association as it explored and began the operation of harnessing the wind to provide power. It isn’t particularly a new idea, man has been using wind for centuries to power his needs. The windmills, shipping and piracy all used wind to propel them into the future. We are still working on the idea, a clean form of energy, though it still needs perfecting. It’s another of those great ideas that Mother Nature offers man needs to use to it’s fullest.

How to celebrate – Study all the different things wind has powered over the years. Build your own wind power source. Discover the best areas in the world for wind.

June 14th Flag Day

No matter what country you are from, you should be proud of your flag. A lot of people died to make sure you had one, the symbol of your country and all that it has accomplished. There are a lot of rules about how to fly and protect your flag, too many to go over here, but a few include not letting it touch the ground, not flying it upside down, and only flying it in daylight unless it is lit. Our flag here in the US was first called the Continental Colors and was first flown June 14th, 1777. It is said Betsy Ross created it but now we are not sure. Flag Day was created here by Woodrow Wilson in 1916 though many individuals proudly flew their flags long before that.

How to celebrate – Respect your flag. Honor your country. Design your own family flag.

June 14th National Skunk Day

June 14th National Skunk Day

Well, you knew this one had to be in there somewhere. It’s the day we celebrate the most smelly animal ever, the skunk. They do actually make pretty decent pets and you can have the scent glans removed. They normally only live about 4 years in the wild though so don’t get too attached. The “Mephitis mephitis” (It’s scientific name) means, “Bad Odor” so I am guessing the just one “Mephitis” isn’t as bad? Their scent is a defensive reaction in order to protect it, but they can only use that once every ten days so maybe that is why they live such a short time.

How to celebrate – There are 8 different species of skunk, find out what types there are. Try to make a pet out of one. Watch Pepee Lapue cartoons on You Tube.

June 14th National Goat Day

June 20th National Goat Day

There are at least a half dozen goat days on the internet, today is one created for, and by, Facebook. I have to admit that I really haven’t checked into this goat day so I’m not sure what separates it from the others. From a brief look it seems like a lot of those online are pets rather than a meal. When I lived on  farm we did have a pet goat. I do not remember playing with it or bringing it in the house but I do remember it being tied to the porch for us to play with. So if you like goats, today is a great day, share your celebrations on Facebook with others.

How to celebrate – Go on Facebook. Get a goat as a pet. Come up with a cool name like… Billy… for your pet’s name.

June 12th Ros`e Day

June 12th Ros`e Day

The Swedish Ros`e House Bodvar` created this day, probably after whining about it for a while! Get it, whine! It celebrates red wine and white wine, the summer wine, sort of mixed together. I’m not sure I got this right but, I think it is white wine blended with different types of fruit. I understand how strawberries and cherries can add thew reddish color but I’m not convinced that it. Anyway, if you enjoy wine I’ll bet you’ve at least had a Ros`e wine before.

How to celebrate – Have some wine. Learn how to make your own wine. Try making a new type of wine with things like, vegetables.

June 11th National Corn on the Cob Day

Corn is one of the staples of food in the North American diet. Sweet Corn, the normal corn used for Corn on the Cob, was apparently used in Mexico some time around the year 9,000 BC. It most likely was served on the cob back then and is often the preference of those eating it even today. I grew up on a farm and remember going out in the fields and picking ears of corn, some of which we would eat right off the stalk! However, as good as that was, heated and served with melted butter and salt made it even better.

How to celebrate – Plant your own corn in your backyard. Have corn on the cob with dinner tonight. Have a corn on the cob eating contest.

June 10th Herb and Spices Day

In our efforts to make our food taste better and help us be healthier, herbs and spices have led us to eat numerous things we probably would never have even tried from just looking at them. The most common, of course, are salt and pepper, basil, oregano, cinnamon and garlic but there are literally hundreds more we use to spice up things and help with bad breath, cancer, diabetes, stomach disorders, skin ailments and much, much more.

How to celebrate – Open an apothecary. Start an Herb and spice garden. Learn what herbs and spices are used for what.

June 10th National Bed Bug Prevention Day

None of us want to get ourselves infest with bed bugs but the truth is, unless you are very careful, it’s easy to do. It really doesn’t matter whether its a hotel, a campground site or your own home, bed bugs can become an issue even in very clean places. Bed Bugs can survive in freezing temperatures and up to 122 degrees of heat. You can avoid them by very carefully checking your bedding, mattress, behind headboards and in furniture, clothing, blankets… today was created by the Dodson Pest Control Company in 2019.

How to celebrate – Check your bedding for bed bugs. Refer to the Dodson Pest Control Company for ways to kill bed bugs. Learn what attracts bed bugs.

June 9th Donald Duck Day

Donald Duck was one of Disney’s first creations after Mickey Mouse, appearing in “The Wise Hen” on June 9th, 1934. His image and voice are recognizable all over the world along with Daisy, his “Girlfriend” and his nephews, Hewy, Dewey and Louie. As with most comic characters he seems to get himself into trouble that he must spend numerous types of efforts to get himself out of. He is also known as Donald F. Duck, the “F” standing for “Fauntleroy”.

How to celebrate – Watch some Donald Duck cartoons on You Tube. Learn to speak like Donald Duck. Go to Disney World or Disneyland.