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January 2011

"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,
 and let each new year find you a better man"
                                Benjamin Franklin (1775-1834)

Mid-Atlantic weather watch: Light snow (1,2) with more snow in the southern region, windy and colder (3,4,5). Fair, windy and very cold (6,7,8,9) with heavy snow (10,11). Fair again and rather cold temperatures (12,13,14,15,16,17) with light snow in the north and not as cold (18,19).  Fair weather and cold (20,21,22,23,24,25,26) with yet more snow and very stormy (27,28). The month ends fair, windy and much colder (29,30,31).

Full Moon: January’s Full Moon will occur on the 30th at 1:18AM. It was originally named the Hunger Moon because many Native Americans everywhere found food so scarce at this time. It has also been referred to as the Wolf Moon because many wolf packs boldly wandered closer to villages and camps hoping to find something to eat.

Holidays: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. In 2011, the official day set aside for his remembrance (the third Monday of January) falls on Monday, January 17th. Remember to honor him on his day and reflect on the great movement he began and how tragically he was taken from us.

The Garden: Begin planning your spring gardening activities now. Pick up a few gardening books and magazines, noting the pictures that appeal to you and then list the changes you want to make in your garden. Buy an extra wall calendar when their prices are marked down after the holidays. Keep one for the garden and yard only and start your planning now. Look ahead and note last projected frost dates and mark down when to plant seedlings indoor. Schedule mulching and fertilizing when you plan to prep the ground outdoors for transplanting. Collect nursery and seed catalogs now and remember to place your orders early. Try to time all your gardening and lawn activities with anticipated sales at local merchants. And now is the time to spoil those indoor plants! They not only brighten up the house but they also rid indoor air of nasty pollutants.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Resolutions are much easier to keep if you remember to strive for something you have the desire and capability of achieving

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