the month of December, temperatures will be
below average with Precipitation to be
Weather watch: rain
or snow (1), changing to windy and colder
(2,3,4,5). Rain or snow showers (6,7) with
fair and cool temperatures (8,9,10). Look
for snow or rain (11,12) turning fair and
colder (13,14,15). Chances of more snow or
rain (16,17,18) with returning fair and cold
weather (19,20,21). Again, snow or rain
(22,23,24 turning to fair skies, windy and
cold (25,26,27,28). Snow or rain, windy ends
no tornado activity is foreseen in December.
December's full moon has often been referred
to as the beaver moon and ice-forming moon
when beavers finish their dams and ice
starts to form on the water. In 2004,
December's full moon falls on the 8th.
be sure to send all of your Christmas
packages through the mail early this year
and also notify recipients when the packages
are expected to will arrive. Make moderation
the watchword for this year's festivities.
Try not to over-indulge in either food or
drink and you will be sure to enjoy the
holidays so much more (and then you won't
have to include going on a diet as one of
your new year's resolution!).
Season's greetings from the Hagerstown Town
& Country Almanac! Thanks to everyone who
has continued to support us through yet
another year of its 207-year history the
years. Here's hoping everyone has a very
merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous
new year. Remember to donate to your
favorite charity this season when so many
that are less fortunate need your help. Try
to keep that giving spirit alive throughout
the coming year.
Poinsettia this season! You won't
find a more colorful or festive plant
anywhere. Place in warm, sunny room and
check soil frequently. To enjoy again for
another season, stop watering and store in a
cool place after the leaves have fallen off.
In the spring, water and cut stems back to
6" tall. Pinch back the stems as new leaves
grow creating a short, compact plant. From
October until blooming starts, keep plant in
dark closet for 12 hours each night. Expose
to sunlight or grow lights for the other 12
and you will be rewarded with bright,
beautiful poinsettia blooms!
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