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We've got to get ourselves back to the Garden.
Step by step seed saving instructions come with each packet.

Perpetual Lunar Gardening Calendar 2014


Rudyard Kipling

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
' Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!



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............................ TSunday, January 26, 2014... ......Sunrise - 7:36 am -- Sunset - 5:04 pm...............

7:00 am

11 degrees

Day 26 of 2014

  • Lake Effect Snow Watch
    Hazardous Weather Outlook
    A couple feet in the most persistent bands Monday night through early Wednesday.
    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday lows remain below zero. Highs drift from single digits to teens.
    Sun shines Thursday, and the chance of snow returns Thursday night....so far.

    The Universe is unfolding as it should. Take Care.

  • ~


    When a voice in your ear, speaks of faith, not of fear,
    and tells you to go be a doer... Give heed to the voice that makes
    Love your first choice, and throw protocol down the sewer. - Johnny Hart's BC 1989


    Daisy Hill's Archive Page

    My View From the Top
    by Mrs. Gomer Hill
    contact Daisy

    Sunday, January 26, 2014, 9:00 a.m.
    0 degrees, calm, mostly sunny

    This morning is surprisingly calm and sunny after some good wind and
    snow yesterday afternoon. We headed out on skis mid-morning, and managed
    to get in nearly three hours of great travel before snow started to fall in earnest.
    We missed most of the wind as well, and as we skied in the shelter of some old-
    growth forest we were protected from gusts, and even saw a little peek of sunshine
    now and then. The snow was ripe with animal tracks, most of them a day old with a
    few fresh deer tracks. We scared a grouse from its hidey-hole, and spotted a bald
    eagle swooping over an open meadow with broad wingbeats and graceful turns. We
    found another leaf-wrapped cocoon on the side of a slender sapling, similar to the one
    we puzzled over last weekend. One of our party identified it as a polyphemous moth
    structure, as her daughter had brought one home years ago and it hatched in their house.
    The first cocoon we found has a hole in one side, likely made by an ichneumon wasp who
    laid eggs in the caterpillar to feed its young as they hatched. Ew. To read more about the
    polyphemous moth, check out http://entnem....edu/creatu../MISC/MOTHS/polyph....htm.
    Anyway, by the time we had toured several loops of the woods and swamps that run along
    the north side of the Smith Road, we had covered a few miles and seen some wonder-full
    sights. The beech trees, both living and dead, took center stage, with their twisted trunks,
    lingering golden leaves, and wealth of spiky little nuts still clinging to the high twigs. Some
    had deep holes made by a pileated woodpecker, and many sported shelf fungi of various
    sizes and shapes. There had been a few blowdowns since our last visit to this area, and
    one widowmaker had landed right in the trail. It always pays to look up before pro-
    ceeding along a wooded trail, for just this reason, that a dead branch could be
    dislodged by wind with potential disastrous results. By the time we returned
    to the house, our tracks in the meadow were filled in with new fluffy snow.
    We enjoyed a tasty potluck lunch and the party broke up a little early,
    so folks could drive home in the storm while it was still light outside.
    Another great day with friends to deposit in my memory bank!
    Enjoy every day,



    Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock,
    which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft,
    and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.
    This is another paradox: what is soft is strong- Lao-Tzu (600 B.C.)


    - Almanac -
    Top of Lewis County, over 2100 ft. (Gomer Hill, The Summit of Lewis County)
    Elevation here - 1400 ft.


    January is the first month of the year in the
    Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months
    with the length of 31 days. January begins (astrologically) with the sun in the sign of
    Capricorn and ends
    in the sign of
    Aquarius. Astronomically speaking, the sun begins in the constellation of Sagittarius and
    ends in the constellation of
    Capricornus. January is named for Janus, the god of doors and gateways in
    Roman mythology.The first day of the month is known as
    New Year's Day. In the pagan wheel of the year,
    January ends at or near to
    Imbolc in the northern hemisphere and Lughnasadh in the southern hemisphere.
    January begins on the same day of the week as October in common years and April and July in leap years.
    Snow Season Totals

    "6.30"~ Daily Snow
    "45.90 ~ January total
    "166.40 ~ '13-'14 season

    pre-december, "12.0 - December - 97.80 = 109.80
    "203.55/'12-'13 - 97.80/'11-'12 - 147.00/'10- '11
    "128.32/'09-'10 ~ "216.10 - '08-09 ~ "195.05/'07-'08 ~ "205.75/'06-'07 ~ "151.92/ '05-'06 ~
    153.65" /'04- 05' ~ 225.15" /'03- '04 ~ 235.25"/'02-'03.~ 208.25"/'01-'02 ~ 247.40"/'00-'01


    moon phases

    New Moon - January 31, 2014 -

    Full Moon ~ February 14th

    Big Winter Moon, Horning Moon, Hunger Moon, Ice Moon, Red Cleansing Moon,
    Storm Moon, Quickening Moon, Wild Moon, Makes Branches Fall In Pieces Moon,
    Sucker Moon, Frost Sparkling in the Sun Moon, Long Dry Moon, Bone Moon
    Purification Moon


    We are what we think.
    All that we are, arises with our thoughts.
    With our thoughts we make the world.

    Speak or act with a pure mind
    And happiness will follow you
    As your shadow, unshakable.

    How can a troubled mind understand the way ?
    Your worst enemy cannot harm you
    as much as your own thoughts unguarded.

    But once mastered,
    No one can help you as much,
    Not even your father or your mother.
    That very last little bit -- not even your father or mother -- tells us something that we often forget;
    we are born in love. Our parents love us, even if they don't do it perfectly or even well enough to mark
    our lives in any positive way. It was a spark of love, of warmth and desire, that brought us onto this plane.
    It's love that defines us even if that is not our experience, here. It's the energy that lifts us, assists us,
    heals us -- and we are on a mission to love ourselves back into the garden, all together, hand in hand. - Eric






    Native American Code of Ethics:

    Rise with the sun to pray. Pray alone. Pray often.
    The Great Spirit will listen, if only you speak.
    Be tolerant of those who are lost on their path.
    Ignorance, conceit, jealousy, and greed stem from a lost soul.
    Pray that they will find guidance.
    Search for yourself, by yourself.
    Do not allow others to make your path for you.
    It is your road and yours alone.
    Others may walk it with you, but no one can walk it for you.
    Treat the guests in your home with much consideration.
    Serve them the best food, give them the best bed,
    and treat them with respect and honor.
    Do not take what is not yours,
    whether from a person, a community, the wilderness,
    or from a culture.  It was not earned nor given.
    It is not yours.
    Respect all things that are placed upon this earth,
    whether it be people or plant.

    Honor other people’s thoughts, wishes, and words.
    Never interrupt another or mock or rudely mimic them.
    Allow each person the right to personal expression.
    Never speak of others in a bad way.
    The negative energy that you put out into
    the universe will multiply when it returns to you.
    All persons make mistakes,
    and all mistakes can be forgiven.
    Bad thoughts cause illness of the mind, body, and spirit.
     Practice optimism.
    Nature is not FOR us, it is a PART of us.
    It is part of your worldly family.
    Children are the seeds of our future.
    Plant love in their hearts and water them
    with wisdom and life’s lessons.
    When they are grown, give them space to grow.
    Avoid hurting the hearts of others.
    The poison of your pain will return to you.
    Be truthful at all times.
    Honesty is the test of one’s will within this universe.
    Keep yourself balanced.
    Your Mental self, Spiritual self, Emotional self, and
    Physical Self - all need to be strong, pure, and healthy.
     Work out the body to strengthen the mind.
    Grow rich in spirit to cure emotional ails.
    Make conscious decisions as to who you
    will be and how you will react.
    Be responsible for your own actions.
    Respect the privacy and personal space of others.
    Do not touch the personal property of others -
    especially sacred and religious objects.
    This is forbidden.
    Be true to yourself first.
    You cannot nurture and help others if
    you cannot nurture and help yourself first.
    Respect others’ religious beliefs.
    Do not force your belief on others.
    Share your good fortune with others.
    Participate in charity.


    Disclaimer: This website is not an official weather website. I call conditions as I see them.
    I get road conditions from the people I ask that have been out there driving in it.
    I've been doing this for over 10 years for fun & education and to inform.
    The rain gauge is official Lewis County Cooperative Extention issue,
    since we track rain for Locust Grove in the township of Leyden.


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    o:) Bless you

    Kathy Colton
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    Port Leyden, N.Y. 13433-0273
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