want to be the white man's brother, not his
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
For the month of
January, temperatures will be average with
precipitation to be below average.
Fair, windy, and cold (1,2,3) with light
snow or rain (4,5,6). Partly cloudy and cold
(7,8,9) with more light snow or rain
(10,11). Windy and cold (12,13) with periods
of light snow (14,15,16). Weather turns fair
but very cold (17,18,19 with snow or rain
(20,21). Fair and not so cold (22,23,24).
Possible rain or snow (25,26) with fair
skies and cold temperatures (27,28,29). The
month ends with stormy weather of rain or
The Almanack sees no tornado activity for
this first month of 2005.
The full moon for January occurs on the 25h
and is sometimes referred to as the hunger
moon due to the difficulty in finding food
in the cold and temperate climates during
this winter month. It also has been known as
the wolf moon because of the many wolf packs
that were drawn to native American villages
in search of food during that month.
On January 4th, 1821, the first native-born
Elizabeth Ann Seton died in
Emmitsburg, Maryland. Civil rights leader
Martin Luther King, Jr. was born on January
realistic with your New Year's resolutions
and you might just be able to stick to them
throughout the entire year! Remember to
honor the great Martin Luther King Jr. on
Monday, January 17th.
Pick up an extra calendar when they go on
sale after January 1st. Use it to record
last and first projected frost dates,
planting times, and when favorite plants
bloom and vegetables ripen in your area.
Pick up seed catalogs, gardening books and
magazines and review them over these cold
winter months. Remember to get seed orders
in early! Watch out for heavy snow
accumulation that can damage shrubs, bushes
and small trees. Be careful where you pile
snow removed from sidewalks and driveways.
Pay special attention to houseplants now.
They will require additional watering due to
the hotter and drier indoor temperatures.
thought for today's living: "Resolutions
are only as good as the intent to keep them"
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