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Monday welcomes August

August brings us fresh vegetables from the garden, smells from the kitchen from canning, back-to-school shopping, and the beautiful garden walks full of flowers beginning to fade as a reminder fall is on the way.

The last super moon of 2022 will be August 11 at 8:36 p.m. central time. August is also the best time to see the Perseid Meteor Shower. It can be viewed now until August 13th. The best time is August 11th-13th, but the bright, super moon will prevent seeing the falling stars.

Celebrate National Watermelon Day on August 3rd! If you are not able to celebrate on this day, make a plan to celebrate with others as a family event maybe. There is nothing like having a slice of an ice-cold piece of watermelon as you enjoy family time, a ball game, a picnic, or any time you choose.

You know fall is coming when you begin to talk about S’mores. National S’mores Day is August 10th. My grandchildren love anything sweet, but we enjoy making S’mores. Gathering around to roast marshmellos is a fun time as you tell stories. Take the warm or burnt marshmallows, place them between two graham crackers with a square of Hershey’s chocolate, and you will see them melt together; it immediately warms your heart and brings a smile to your face.

Another unique day to celebrate is August 13th International Left-Handers Day! Do you know anyone who is left-handed? My husband is left-handed! When we go out to eat, we have to try to remember to sit so, we are not hitting each other as we try to eat.

The United States celebrates National Honeybee Day on August 20th. It will be a buzz that day! Okay, that was not a good joke. Every third Saturday of August is celebrated as National Honey Bee Awareness Day. The role of honey bees in pollination and the importance of their products as honey and honey wax are recognized.

To learn more about the month of August, recipes, unique facts and interesting things to know this website is full of things to know.

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