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 March 2004

"When law can stop the blades of grass from growin' as they grow,
An' when the leaves in summertime their color dare not show,
Then I will change the color, too, I wear in my caubeen;
But till that day, plaise God, I'll stick to the Wearin' o' the Green.
                                                                  Author Unknown

For the month of March, Temperatures Will Be below Average with Precipitation to Be Average.

Weather Watch: Windy with colder temperatures (1,2,3); windy, flurries or sprinkles (4,5). Snow or rain showers (6,7) turning fair and cooler (8,9,10). Windy with snow or rain (11,12) with more flurries or sprinkles (13,14). Fair skies and cooler temperatures (15,16,17) with rain or snow and stormy weather (18,19). Fair and quite mild (20,21,22,23) with periods of rain or snow (24,25,26), turning fair and cool (27,28). Rain or snow (29,30) with fair weather and not so cold (31).

Tornado Watch: The Almanack sees no tornado activity for the month of March.

Full Moon: March's Full Moon, which will occur on the 6th at 11:16PM. It is often referred to as the Worm Moon because earthworms sometimes are able to burrow out of the softened earth due to March's warmer temperatures. It has also been know as the SAP Moon because tree sap would start to rise at this time throughout the region.

Special Notes: Take advantage of the high winds during March (at the beginning, as The Almanack predicts!) and "go fly a kite" with a child. Nothing is as exhilarating except maybe flying itself! Vernal Equinox occurs on Saturday, March 20th and signals the arrival of Spring.

Holidays: Don't forget to honor St. Patrick on Wednesday, March 17th by wearing something green to school or work!

The Garden: Get an early start on lawn and garden preparation by raking up old grass and debris (if snow is not still on the ground!). Treat and seed bare spots in the lawn for faster greening when the soil warms up. As soon as your compost pile thaws, start to turn it with a fork as best you can. Begin pruning early-flowering shrubs, fruit trees, and roses. Use plenty of supplementary nitrogen in early spring, in addition to yearly feeding. Prune trees and vines but stay away from birch and maples as they often bleed sap at this time of year if pruned.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Never let a day go by that you don't more to your fellow man and to your community then you receive"

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