good scare is worth more to a man then good
Edgar Watson Howe
For the month of
October, temperatures will be average with
precipitation average for the month.
fair and rather warm (1,2) remaining warm
with the possibility of showers and storms
at times (3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11). Partly
cloudy and warm (12 13,14,15) with more
showers and storms (16,17,18,19,20). Fair
and cooler 21,22,23,24) with showers and
milder temperatures (25,26,27). Fair and
mild (28,29,30) with more showers and cooler
Tornado activity forecasted between October
16th through the 20th.
The Full Moon in October will occur on
October 6th at 10:13PM and is the Hunter's
Moon for 2006. Also known as Yellow Leaf
Moon because of all of the leaves turning
colors at this time of year. The Cree Indian
Tribe called it the Moon of Falling Leaves
because some many trees lose the last of
their leaves in October.
Enjoy the many Fall Festivals that are
planned across the region. Many have
contests for the best scarecrow or the
scariest pumpkin craving so express your
creativity (and the creativity of your
children!). Don't forget to "fall back" one
hour on Sunday, October 29th at 2AM EDT as
Daylight Savings ends for 2006.
Kippur is celebrated on Sunday, October 1st
and Columbus is honored on Columbus Day on
Monday, October 9th. United Nations Day
falls on Tuesday, the 24th and Halloween is
on Tuesday, October 31st. Always think
safety when sending young ones out to Trick
or Treat. Go early with the little ones and
encourage older children to wear light,
reflective clothing after dark. Be sure to
check all "treats" when the children return.
Shredding leaves, along with lawn clippings,
dead plant stalks from the vegetable garden
make a fine addition to the compost heap. Or
simply try this trick... Remove all large
vines and spent plants from the vegetable
garden. Mix 1 can of cola (not diet), 1 cup
of dish soap, and ¼ cup of ammonia and add
to 20-gallon hose end sprayer and fill to
top. Saturate the layer of mulch that's left
on top of the garden's soil and then say,
"Good Night" until the next growing season!
Thought for Today's Living:
"It is the wise man
who knows his limitations but who makes the
most of his abilities"
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