Hagerstown Almanack Newsletter


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                    “Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child 
              will be going back to school the next day. It would
              have been called Independence Day, but that name
              was already taken”.
                                                                    Bill Dodds (1952-    )

Seasonably warm and humid with isolated late afternoon showers and THUNDERSTORMS  west (1,2,3); seasonably warm with PM THUNDERSTORMS central and east (4,5,6); dry and quite warm with late afternoon showers, then turning less humid (7,8,9); mainly dry and comfortable (11,12,13,14,15); warm and humid with late afternoon isolated showers at first, then dry and cooler (16,17,18,19,20); few afternoon showers at first, then turning unseasonably cool (21,22,23,24,25); pleasant at first, then warm and humid with afternoon showers and THUNDERSTORMS followed by cooler, less humid conditions (26,27,28,29,30).
SEVERE WEATHER WATCH: The Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack sees SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS, heavy rain (4) with more SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS (28,29). FULL MOON: September’s Full Moon is most famously known as the HARVEST MOON. It is the Full Moon that falls closest to the Autumnal Equinox. During this time, the moon would rise very soon after the sun would set on several successive days, giving the farmer a few extra hours of ‘light’ and a little more time to finish up their daily chores. This year, the Autumnal Equinox will occur on Saturday, September 23rd and signals the beginning of Autumn. The Full Moon closest to that date will occur on Friday, September 29th and is therefore, the HARVEST MOON of 2023.
SPECIAL NOTES: We must never forget that on September 11th, 2001, America was attacked like never before and that it has never been the same since. Today, we honor those who perished then on that day and we must never forget the brave first-responders, many who also perished, trying to minimize the loss of life . The 2023 Hagerstown Town and Country Almanack has been available on newsstands and at popular retailers throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region now since mid-August, again, almost a month earlier than any other year! For a complete listing of retail locations, go to www.almanack.com/where-to-buy-us but save some time and go to www.almanack.com/order, order your copy today, and have it delivered right to your front door! And consider taking advantage of our very popular 3-year subscription. Or become a Friend of The Almanack (FOTA), get immediate access to our new on-line digital version as well as THE NEXT EDITION, receive a single printed copy of the current edition, access to past digital editions, and so much more! Check it out at www.almanack.com/specials). All great deals for a great almanac!
HOLIDAYS: Labor Day falls on the first Monday of the month which falls on September 4th in 2023.Citizenship Day is observed on Sunday, September 17th and Rosh Hashana begins on Friday, September 15th at sunset.          
THE GARDEN: Fall is a great time to plant and divide perennials and shrubs for next year's garden. By planting in the fall, your plants do not endure the stressful summer heat during establishment and have time to form sufficient root systems before the onset of winter dormancy.
Start taking cuttings of your annual plants to bring indoors and carry through the winter. Geranium, coleus, fuschia, and other plants do best when stem cuttings are rooted and kept in pots indoors through the winter.  
THE FARM: Best days for planting root crops (4,5); weeding and stirring the soil (11,12); planting above-ground crops (18,19,20); harvesting all crops (29,30); best days for setting hens and incubators (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30); the slaughtering and butchering of meat (14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21); transplanting (14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21); the weaning of all small animals and livestock (1,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28); the harvesting and storing of grains (6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13).
“No one is more tired than one who does nothing”


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