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January 2014

"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long
after the excitement of the moment has passed."
Cavett Robert (1907-1997)

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch:  Snow (1) turning fair and very cold (2,3,4). Heavy snow (5, 6) and windy with lake-effect snow (7, 8, 9). Fair and very cold temperatures cold once again (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17). More snow (18,19) and fair but rather cold (20, 21, 22, 23). Windy and cold with more lake-effect snow (24, 25, 26) with yet more snow (27, 28). Prepare for an Arctic cold wave (30, 31).

Full Moon: January’s Full Moon will occur on the 15th. It has been called Hunger Moon because food was extremely hard to find at this time. It has also been referred to as Wolf Moon because of the increased presence of wolf packs that boldly wander close to Native American villages and encampments in search of food.

Holidays: Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January 15, 1929.  In 2014, the official day set aside for his remembrance (the third Monday of January) falls on Monday, January 20th. Remember to honor him on his day and reflect on the great movement he began and how tragically early he was taken from us.

The Garden: Begin planning your spring gardening activities now. Buy an extra wall calendar and dedicate it to planting activities. Look ahead and record the last projected frost dates for your region and mark down when to plant seedlings indoor. Check out this useful website www. to determine local hardiness. Collect nursery and seed catalogs now and remember to place any orders early. Get together with other gardeners and combine orders to save on shipping costs. Try to time all your gardening and lawn activities with anticipated sales at local merchants. And now is the time to spoil those indoor plants! They not only brighten up the house but they also rid indoor air of nasty pollutants. Extra watering is required to keep them from drying out indoors. They also need to be rotated periodically to ensure they receive adequate sunlight all around during the winter months.

J. Gruber’s Thought For Today’s Living

"Resolutions are much easier to keep if you remember to strive for something you have the desire and capability of achieving"

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