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September 2011

"“The end of labor is to gain leisure.”
Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC)

Northeastern Region Weather Watch:  showers, storms (1,2,3,4) turning fair and rather warm (5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12). Remnants of tropical storm (13,14,15) returning to fair and cooler, less humid weather 16,17,18,19). Warmer with showers, mainly in the southern part of the region (20,21,22) with more showers in the northern part and storms in southern part (23,24,25). Cloudy in the west, showers in the east (26,27) ending the month rather warm but fair 28,29,30).

Full moon: September’s full moon will rise on the Monday, the 12th at 4:27am est. It has been most famously known as harvest moon. It is always the full moon that falls closest to the autumnal equinox at a time when the moon rises soon after sunset on several successive days. According to tradition, the extra light from the moon during that period gave the farmer more time in which to finish up his chores and bring in the harvest. For this year, the autumnal equinox occurs on friday, September 23rd and signals the beginning of autumn. The full moon closest to that date rises on the 12th of September at 4:27 am and is the harvest moon for 2011.

Holidays: Labor Day falls on Monday, September 5th. Enjoy a nice three-day weekend with family and friends, doing the things you all like to do. Citizenship day is Friday, September 16th and the celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, begins at sunset on wednesday, September 28th.

The garden: as nights get longer, your lawn gets hungry as it prepares for winter. Feed with appropriate fertilizer for your region and water if necessary. Fall is the best time to plant perennial flowers, trees, shrubs, and evergreens. It also is a good time to plant fast-growing vegetables like arugula, lettuce, kale, radishes, and spinach. Enjoy some late-season bounty! Remember to cover that woodpile with a tarp now to keep it dry!

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"The thirst for knowledge can be an acquired taste, but it should be sought early in life to be most beneficial."

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