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November 2007

No sun-no moon-no morn-no noon,
No dawn-no dusk-no proper time of day,
No warmth-no cheerfulness-no healthful ease,
No road, no street, no t' other side the way,
No comfortable feel in any member-
No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,
No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,

Thomas Hood (1799-1845)

Weather Watch: Cloudy and cool (1,2,3,4). Fair and colder (5,6,7,8) with some showers (9,10,11,12). Cloudy and cool once again (13,14,15,16) turning fair but much colder (17,18,19,20). Rain and/or snow showers (21,22,23) with colder temperatures. More rain or snow (24,25,26,27). Fair, windy and cold (28,29,30)

Tornado Watch: The Almanack sees no tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region for November.

Full Moon: November's full moon occurs on the 24th at 9:30am. It has become known as the big wind moon, dying grass moon, and leaf-falling moon because the days have gotten windier and colder, frost has killed off all of the grass, and the last of leaves have fallen from the trees.

Holidays: Veteran's Day is observed this year on Sunday, November 11th. Remember the ultimate sacrifice that so many have made in the past and remember those who are serving today in many far away places. Celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 22nd with family and loved ones and remember, we all have so much to be thankful for each and every day!

The Garden: Keep watering until the ground temperature reaches 40 degrees F. Fall flowers, like Sedum and Chrysanthemum, should be dead-headed before the first killing frost. Now is the time to start those forced bulbs that were placed in a cool area in August or September. If you've decided to store your bulbs indoors for the winter, try storing them in a pail filled with sawdust after they have dried off from being in the ground. Lawn cutting is probably over for this year so clean the mower thoroughly. Scrape off soil and old grass. Cover all metal parts with a thin layer of oil or grease, then store mower in a dry area. Paint fences with wood preservative now that leaves have fallen and plants are not obstructing them.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"A wise person soon realizes why we have two eyes and two ears and only one mouth: to see and hear twice what we speak"

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