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 February 2005

Take away love and the earth is a tomb"
 Robert Browning (1812-1889)

For the month of February, temperatures will be average with Precipitation to be above average.

Weather watch: Snow, stormy (1) with cloudy, windy and cold weather (2,3). Heavy snow or rain (4,5) turning fair but cold (6,7,8); light snow or rain (9,10) returning to fair and cold temperatures (11,12). Windy, snow, or rain (13,14,15); fair, windy, and cold (16,17). Periods of snow or rain, quite windy (18,19,20,21,22,23): Fair and cool (24,25). Heavy snow or rain (26,27) turning fair and cool (28).

Tornado Watch: There is no tornado activity foreseen for during the month.

Full moon: February's full moon will be on the 23rd. Its full moon has been called the hunger moon because of the difficulty in finding food during this time of year. It has also been referred to as the snow moon because snow was its deepest in certain parts of the world during this month.

Special Notes: Get a head start on your taxes this year by organizing your paperwork. Gather income statements from employers and banks, mortgage statements, receipts for deductions, and all necessary forms. For safer winter driving, make sure your tires are inflated to adequate pressure levels. Tires lose about one pound of per square inch of pressure for every 10 degrees F temperature drop so check often during cold spells.

Holidays: watch for "Punxsutawney Phil" to make his prediction on the coming of spring on ground hog day, Wednesday, February 2nd. Ash Wednesday falls on February 9th remember to celebrate your love by doing something extra special for your sweetheart on valentine's day, Monday, February 14th. Be sure to honor both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on president's day, Monday, February 21st

The Garden: Spring is right around the corner (despite the cold weather, snow, and rain!). Prune fruit tress prior to new growth. Apply first application of crabgrass inhibitor to control grassy weeds in all types of lawns. Now is the best time to trim roses, ornamental grasses and deciduous shrubs. Apply lime and well-rotted manure as needed to vegetables bed. It is safe to put out cool season vegetable plants in late February. And please remember to feed the birds!

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"It is not the size nor cost of the gift that makes it meaningful, but rather the thought that goes into its selection".

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