Two June pages from The Country Diary Of An Edwardian Lady by Edith Holden
There would have been very little time in June in days gone by for
celebrating the Saints Days as farmers would have been busy with
haymaking and sheep shearing. Watching the weather would have been the
The weather pattern for June often alternates between spells of stormy weather and shorter periods of dry calm. The farmers prefer calm and warm with night-time dew to speed up crop growth.
Later this month on St Barnabas Day - 11th June there are a couple of sayings that date back to before the calendar changed so 11th was Mid Summer's day