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March 2014

"May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us,
may the hand of God protect us, and may the word of God direct us.
Be always ours this day and for evermore."
St. Patrick (387-461)

Mid-Atlantic Weather Watch: Stormy with heavy rains (1,2) turning fair, windy and much colder (3,4,5,6,7,8,9). Snow in the northern parts of the regions with rain in the south (10,11). Fair and cool (12,13,14) with Noríeaster and heavy snow, rain on the coast (15,16) returning to fair skies and cold temperatures (17,18,19,20,21). Not as cold (22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29) with showers then snow in the north (30,31).

Full moon: Marchís full moon will occur on March 16th EST. It has often been called the Sap Moon by many Native American tribes because sap would start to rise and run at this time. It also has been known Worm Woods because Marchís warmer temperatures tended to soften the frozen earth just enough to allow earthworms to begin burrowing out of the ground.

Special notes: The Vernal Equinox will occur on Thursday, March 20th and signals the arrival of Spring. Donít forget to set your clocks one hour ahead when Daylight Savings starts on Sunday, March 9th at 2:00 AM EST.

Holidays: In 2014, Shrove Tuesday falls on March 4th, Ash Wednesday on March 5th, and Palm Sunday on March 9th. Be sure to wear something green in honor of St. Patrick on Monday, March 17th!

The Garden: To prevent crabgrass, apply a pre-emergent herbicide to established lawns before March 15th but do not apply if you are planning to seed the lawn with fescue grass. The pre-emergent will prevent this type of grass seed from germinating. March is prime time for feeding shrubs and perennials that bloom in the Summer months. Also, begin pruning early-flowering shrubs, roses, fruit trees, grapes, and raspberries. Start an all-purpose spray regimen. Be sure to feed well and use supplementary nitrogen in early Spring, in addition to yearly feeding.

J. Gruberís Thought For Todayís Living

"Never let a day go by that you donít more to your fellow man and for your community then you receive"

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