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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH FOR OCTOBER

Fair and warm (1,2,3) with showers (4,5); fair and mild (6,7,8,9,10,11,12) with rain, heavy in the northern part of the region (13,14,15).  Fair and mild again (16,17,18,19); hurricane from Atlantic, heavy rain, severe STORMS (20,21,22) turning fair and cooler (23,24,25,26,27); more showers, STORMS mainly in the south 28,29,30); fair and cool (31). 

MONTHLY GARDEN ACTIVITIES


BEST DAYS FOR FARM ACTIVITIES 

                                                       


THOUGHT FOR TODAY'S 

LIVING  


"Before you insist on making yourself heard, make sure you have something of importance to say” 

                                                                                      John Gruber  (1768-1857) 

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MID-ATLANTIC WEATHER WATCH: Fair and warm (1,2,3) with showers (4,5); fair and mild (6,7,8,9,10,11,12) with rain, heavy in the northern part of the region (13,14,15).  Fair and mild again (16,17,18,19); hurricane from Atlantic, heavy rain, severe STORMS (20,21,22) turning fair and cooler (23,24,25,26,27); more showers, STORMS mainly in the south 28,29,30); fair and cool (31). 

TORNADO WATCH: The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack sees no tornado activity for the Mid-Atlantic Region in the month of October. 

FULL MOON: October’s FULL MOON with occur on Sunday, October 13th. The traditional name of October’s FULL MOON is HUNTERS MOON because of the extra light it provided many Native Americans to extend their hunt for food into the early evening. It was also referred to as MOON OF FALLING LEAVES and YELLOW LEAF MOON by the Cree Tribe because many of the trees lose the last of their leaves during the month and because of the many leaves turning that color during October. 

SPECIAL NOTES: The 2020 edition of The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack is now available and can be purchased at many local retail locations throughout the region.  For a complete list of where you can buy our 224th issue, go to www.almanack.com/where-to-buy or you can order online and have your copy shipped to you today. Consider our 3-year subscription which guarantees the price for 3 years and delivers it right to your front door! Or become a Friend of the Almanack (FOTA) and get a single hard copy of the current edition, immediate access to our online digital version and, as an annual FOTA member, access to NEXT YEAR’s edition as well!  Great deals for a great almanac!  Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12 in 2019. Since 1922, the National Fire Protection Association has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week in commemoration of the Great Chicago Fire, which began on October 8, 1871 and is the longest-running public health observance in our country. Do your part by making sure all basic items such as flashlights, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, and escape ladders are in place, functional, and ready to go if needed. And remember…..get your flu shots early this year! 

HOLIDAYS: Yom Kippur begins at sunset on Tuesday, October 6th. Columbus Day is observed on Monday, October 14th, United Nations Day is celebrated on Thursday, the 24th, and Halloween falls on Thursday, October 31st. 

THE GARDEN: Shredding leaves, along with lawn clippings, dead plant stalks from the vegetable garden make a fine addition to the compost heap. And try this simply 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! 

THE FARM: Best for planting root crops (26,27); weeding and stirring the soil (22,23); planting above-ground crops (1,28,29); harvesting all crops (7,8,9,12,13,14); the best days for setting hens and incubators (5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21); the slaughtering and butchering of meat (1,2,3,4,27, 28,29,30,31); transplanting (1,2,3,4,27,28,29,30,31); the weaning of all small animals and livestock (2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11, 30,31); harvesting and storing grains (21,22,23,24,25,26). 

J. GRUBER’S THOUGHT FOR TODAY’S LIVING 

"Before you insist on making yourself heard, make sure you have something of importance to say"
              
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