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 July 2006

"Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must,
like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it"
              Thomas Paine (17375-1809)

Weather: For the month of July, temperatures will be above average with Precipitation to be below average. Weather watch: hazy, hot, and humid (1) with showers and warm temperatures (2,3). Fair and very warm (4,5,6) with storms and very warm (7,8) returning to hazy, hot, and humid weather (9,10,11). More showers and storms (12,13) followed by a couple of hazy, hot and humid days (14,15). Showers, storms and hot (16,17) with still more hazy, hot, and humid weather (18,29,20). Showers, storms and hot once again (21,22) turning partly cloudy (23,24. Storms at times and quite hot (25,26,27,28,29 ending the month fair and very warm (30,31).

Tornado Watch: The Almanack foresees no tornado activity in the month of July.

Full Moon: Some Native Americans referred to July's Full Moon as Ripe Corn Moon because young corn began to appear on the stalks. Another popular reference was Thunder Moon because of the many severe thunderstorms that occurred at this time of the year. It is also known as the Buck Moon because of the rapid growth of antlers in young bucks during July. July's Full Moon rises on the 10th at 10:02PM EDST.

Special Notes: Those ol' Dog Days of Summer begin on Monday, July 3rd! In this month, General George Washington took command of the Continental Army in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1775. In 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution saying, "these United Colonies are, and of right, ought to be, free and independent states.

Holidays: Celebrate the 4th festively and safely. Remember that if you are boating this holiday, alcohol and "boater's hypnosis", which can effect you after long periods exposed to the sun, glare, noise, and vibration can be deadly. Practice good sense when having fun on the water with family and friends.

The Garden: Tick-proof your yard this summer. Deer are likely to bring ticks into your space so plant species that deer do not eat like the thorny barberry, bugleweed, forsythia, foxglove, and most needle-leaved conifers. Ticks prefer to be in tall grass so keep grass as short as possible.

The Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Well done can ruin a good piece of meat but never a piece of work"

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