"oh the moon in june is a big balloon,
it makes you croon, it makes you swoon,
it's heaven...being on the moon!
non, non....la lune!"
from Sesame Street
i sing this song in my head for the whole month of june. i loved sesame street as a child and still remember a bunch of the songs like the song for learning how to spell things, such as:
"you take a 'c' that sounds like 'k' and an 'a-t', 'at'
you put it all together and you get 'cat'
that's 'cat', 'c-a-t' cat, that's 'cat', 'c-a-t' cat...."
you can do that with a million small words. oh but on to joon-joon-joonie-joon-joon. i love june! big beautiful skies:
more beautiful skies out back:
kids - this has nothing to do with june...but poutine is one of my favourite things to eat! a canadian national dish that Rain will approve of. comfort food baby! fresh cut fries, curds and gravy!
whomever french canadian who came up with this idea should be idolized on our money!
back to june. june is when you eat lots of fresh veg in spring rolls with an amazing dipping sauce!
the dipping sauce is made with lime juice, fish sauce, soya sauce, sugar, korean red pepper flakes, regular red pepper flakes, a dash of homemade hot sauce, rice wine vinegar, sea salt and fresh-cracked pepper - yummeh! we dip the rolls into it and then drink the rest! not for the faint of heart!
we get rain here all year round. but june is especially rainy - which is great for the garden! jambaloney bought me this beautiful rain suit so it is lovely when it rains!
it's made in china, was cheap, and made out of petroleum-based products but you have to pick your battles kids! BUT it does make me feel like a leprechaun lineman!
because the cape breton skies go from the pics above to this below:
i don't know if you can see it but from the right side of the pic to a little past the middle of the pic is a rainstorm. we can almost always see a rainstorm coming. it's so beautiful to watch!
more beautiful? ok. how about our very first salad all of which came from our yard/gardens.
that's our own spinach, sorrel, mizuna, tatsoi, red oak leaf lettuce, a monet jalapeno that started growing in our house right before we moved all of the overwintered peppers into the greenhouse, an orange thai pepper that grew the same, our own green onions, and a sage flower from our sage plant which is now a tree! then from the yard i collected dandelion greens and lamb's quarters. absolutely deelishush and you can't get fresher than that! we'll be eating one of these every day until end september!
the dressing is hemp oil, 3-6-9 oil, ACV, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt and fresh-cracked pepper! we used the same salad ingredients as a base for a chilled asparagus, brussel sprout and pea salad with the same dressing! sooo good for you!
june means tulips. red for canada!
june means dandelions - my absolute favourite flower in the world!
june means blue tiny-tines popping up everywhere.
june means blossoms on the apple trees.
june means hostas and day lillies popping up. and a big honking comfrey. we have more comfrey than we know what to do with!
june means beautiful yellow daffodils.
and little purple tiny-tines.
woohoo! grape buds! maybe this year we will be able to make wine!
june means the chives that just grow freely around the yard and in the worst soil known to man, flowering.
we have clumps of chives all over the place! i don't even bother to plant them anymore. we can cut them back 3-4 times a season!
june means my herb bed is coming back to life - look at the size of that bee balm (in the centre of the pic):
and let's not forget the little white tiny-tines:
june means - WOOHOO - the first potatoe!
june means garlic planted last fall coming up strong! with 3 rows of red onions on the right hand side of the bed.
june means the carrots are in the ground.
we planted 3 rows of purple haze, 2 rows of white satin, 3 rows of scarlet nantes. and 6 rows of a mixed variety of carrot seeds that we saved from last year - we can't wait to see what comes up out of that mixed bag!
more garlic planted last fall.
june means - WOOHOO - our first yellow onion. i planted 100 of them in this bed.
june means peas coming up.
we layed down bio-mulch and then popped holes and dropped a pea in each one. we are really liking the bio-mulch so far and are thinking of using it everywhere.
june means tomatoes and peppers in the greenhouse.
24 tomatoes and 18 pepper plants. woohoo! i am starting some more indeterminate tomatoes in a day or two.
green onions already going to seed - another WOOHOO!
check out the size of this overwintered anise plant! it will be cut back, dried, it will come back a few more times, cut back, dried, and then left to go to seed!
well this has nothing to do with june but we had pasta night the other night. jambaloney likes a spicy marinara sauce and chicken with his. me - i'm a purist - a delicious alfredo and veggie cream sauce for me!
i love june. i really love june. (don't tell july, august and september ok? because i love july, august and september too!)
we have had a few really good days! we have gotten a lot accomplished and where we had been feeling behind on just about everything, and jambaloney's contract work getting in the way of everything - we now feel caught up.
we are hoping that you are enjoying your june wherever you are. sending love.