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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR APRIL

Fair, colder  (1,2,3) with light snow in the northern part of the region, rain in the south   (4,5,6).   Fair and cool  (7,8,9) with showers or some snow in the north  (10,11,12).  Fair and cool again  (13,14,15,16,17);   STORMS   (18,19) turning fair and cool (20,21,22,23,24,25,26).  Fair and cool weather  yet again  (27,28) with more scattered STORMS   (27,28); fair, warmer   (29,30). 


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THOUGHT FOR TODAY'S 

LIVING  

    

       "Perseverance provides more 
       rewards than that lucky break 
       we all are always hoping for.” 
                                                                                      John Gruber  (1768-1857) 

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HAGERSTOWN TOWN  AND  COUNTRY ALMANACK 

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                                 "Our Spring has come at last with the soft laughter 
                                  of April suns and shadow of April showers.’

                                                                                       Byron Caldwell Smith (1849-1877)

MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH: Fair, colder (1,2,3) with light snow in the northern part of the region, rain in the south (4,5,6). Fair and cool (7,8,9) with showers, some snow in the north (10,11,12).  Fair and cool again (13,14,15,16,17); STORMS (18,19) returning to fair and cool weather (20,21,22,23,24,25,26). Fair and cool yet again (27,28) with scattered STORMS (27,28); fair, warmer (29,30). 
 
TORNADO WATCH: The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack sees no tornado activity in the Mid-Atlantic Region during the month of April. 

FULL MOON: April’s FULL MOON will occur on Sunday, April 19th. It was called PINK MOON by many Native American tribes because of the pretty flowers as they bloom throughout the month. And because fishing typically improved during the month due to the warmer weather, it has been called FISH MOON.

SPECIAL NOTES: In 2019, April Fool’s Day falls on Monday, April 1st. Watch out for pranks from family and friends that may be coming your way!  Taxes are due on Monday, April 15th.  If you are, for any reason, going to be late, file a request for an extension immediately using the form found at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f4868.pdf.  And never fear. If you cannot pay the full amount of taxes owed on the due date, you can request an installment plan to help spread the tax liability over several months. Go to http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f9465.pdf for an installment agreement request form and mail it in with your return.  Earth Day is observed on Monday, April 22nd. Call the Earth Day Network at (202)518-0044 or go to www.earthday.org/take-action/ for some interesting, fun, and easy activities that you and your family can do that will help promote a healthier relationship with Mother Earth! 

HOLIDAYS: In 2019, Palm Sunday is April 14th, Good Friday is April 19th, and Easter Sunday is April 21st. Honor the resurrection of Jesus by attending the church of your choice.     

THE GARDEN: Now is the time to do some serious Spring "cleaning” in the garden. Trim back dead foliage and gather up winter’s detritus, such as small branches and excess leaves. Trees and shrubs like Azaleas, Rhododendrons, Spiraea, and Viburnums, if planted now, will provide some beautiful late Spring color. Test your underground sprinkling system by monitoring a full cycle to make sure it is still operating correctly. Inspect all sprinkler heads for cleaning, adjustment, or replacement

THE FARM: Best for planting root crops (17,18,19,24,25); weeding and stirring the soil (9,10); planting above-ground crops (11,12,20,21); harvesting all crops (22,23,26,27,28); setting hens and incubators (13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27); slaughtering and butchering meat (5,6,7,8,9,10,11); transplanting (5,6,7,8,9,1,0,11);; the weaning of small animals and livestock (1,2,3, 22,3,24,25,26,27,28,29,30); harvest and store grains (1,3,4,26,27,28,29,30).

GRUBER’S THOUGHT FOR TODAY’S LIVING
"Perseverance provides more rewards than that lucky break we all are always hoping for."
      
             
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