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January 2012

"A New Year's resolution is something that
goes in one year and out the other"

Mid-Atlantic weather watch: Windy and colder with periods of flurries (1,2,3,4,5,6). Heavy snow in the southern part of the region (7,8,9) turning windy and very cold with flurries in the north (10,11,12,13,14). Cloudy in the north and snow in the south (15,16,17) with fair weather and not so cold (18,19,20). Nor’easter with heavy snow (21,22,23); windy and very cold (24,25,26,27,28,29,30) turning fair and not so cold (31)

Full Moon: the first Full Moon of 2012 will occur on January 9th at 2:30AM. It was originally named Hunder Moon because many Native Americans living in cold and temperate climates had great difficulty finding food during this month. It also has been referred to as Wolf Moon because so many wolf packs boldly wandered closer to villages and camps hoping to find something to eat.

Holidays: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929. The official day set aside for his remembrance (the third Monday of January) falls on Monday, January 16th in 2012. Remember to honor him on this day and reflect on the great movement he began, the results he achieved, and how tragically he was taken from us.

The Garden: Collect nursery and seed catalogs now and remember to place your orders early. Before you order, check out return policies, guarantees, and shipping charges. Get together with other gardeners and combine orders to save on shipping costs. Look ahead and note the last projected frost dates for your region and mark down when to plant seedlings indoor. Check out to determine local hardiness. Schedule mulching and fertilizing when you plan to prep the ground outdoors for transplanting. And don’t forget about your indoor plants! They not only brighten up the house but they also rid indoor air of nasty pollutants.

J. Grubers' Thought for Today's Living:

"Resolutions are only as good as the intent to keep them"

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