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November 2012

“On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence.”
    William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925)

Mid-Atlantic weather watch: Showers, with some snow in the northern region (1,2,3) turning fair and cool (4,5,6,7). Light snow in the north, showers in the south (8,9); cloudy, cool (10,11,12,13) with again, light snow in the north and showers in the south (14,15). Fair and cool (16,17,18) with heavy snow in the north rain or snow in the south (19,20,21). Fair, windy, and colder (22,23,24,25,26,27) with more snow in the north some rain in the south (28,29,30).

Full Moon: November’s Full Moon occurs on the 28h at 9:46AM. It has become known as the Dying Grass Moon or Falling Leaf Moon because colder days and killing frost have killed the grass and the last leaves are falling from the trees though some Native Americans called it Big wind Moon, because of the high winds this time of year.

Holidays: Election Day falls on Tuesday, November 6th. This year, we are voting for president but every year, it is most important that we all exercise our right to shape our great nation. Veteran’s Day is celebrated on Sunday, November 11th. We must never forget that it was through their sacrifice and continued commitment that we have the freedom to do what we want to do, say what we want to say, and be who we want to be. Make a pledge to live up to the gift of liberty every day. Celebrate Thanksgiving this year on Thursday, November 22nd. Be sure to spend quality time with loved ones and share in the great bounty that our rich land provides us all.

The Garden: Even though lawns rest in winter, they still need all the winter sunlight they can get so don’t put away the rake until all of the leaves and pine needles have fallen and you can remove them. 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. Paint fences with wood preservative now that leaves have fallen and plants are not obstructing them.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

“Every person has two educations – one which he receives from others and one more important which he gives himself”

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