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November 2009

"November always seemed to me the Norway of the year."
                  Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Weather Watch: Fair and warmer (1,2) with chance of TROPICAL STORMS (3,4,5). Showers and mild (6,7,8,9); fair but colder (10,11,12,13,14,15,16).

Snow in the northern part of the region, rain in the southern areas (17,18,19) turning fair again but with colder temperatures (20,21,22,23). Showers and very windy (24,25) retuning to fair weather, cool temperatures and windy (26,27,28,29,30).

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

Full Moon: November's Full Moon rises on the 2nd at 2:14PM. Many Native American tribes referred to it 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 Wednesday, 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 26th 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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