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Woodcreek Reserve Important Numbers

Crest Management

17171 Park Row #310, Houston, TX 77084

281- 579-0761 Fax: 281-579-7062

Jill Evans

Jill.Evans@crest-management.com

Questions concerning pool & tennis courts access, grounds

maintenance, pest control spraying, Association dues, ect.,

should be directed to Crest Management.

IMPORTANT NUMBERS

Emergencies - Fire/Ambulance 911

City of Katy Police (Non-emergency) 281-391-4848

Fort Bend Co. Sheriff’s Dept. (Non-emergency) 281-341-4665

City of Katy – Fire/Ambulance 281-391-3500

Katy Fire Dept 281-391-3500

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital 281-644-7000

Texas Wildlife Rehabilitation 713-941-8972

City of Katy 281-391-4800

Reliant Energy 713-207-7777

Street Light Repair 713-207-2222

Texas Pride through city of Katy 713-849-0400

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Billing Dept. UB@cityofkaty.com 281-391-4800

Comcast Cable 713-341-1000

Katy Family YMCA 281-392-5055

To report gas leaks 713-659-3552

SCHOOLS

KISD Administration 281-396-6000

WoodCreek Elementary School 281-234-0100

WoodCreek Junior High 281-234-0800

Katy High School 281-237-6700

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Katy Library 281-391-3509

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BOARD MEETINGS

Should you desire to receive notice of your community Board meetings,

go to www.crest-management.com, click on “communities,” then click on

the link to your community and you may register there.

NOTES FROM THE BOARD

Due to a large number of delinquent accounts, any account with a

balance had their access card suspended until all fees are paid. If you

have any questions, please contact Crest Management at 281-945-4631

or 281-945-4673 for assistance.

Please be responsible when using the community facilities (pool, tennis

courts, park, playground, etc.).

THROW AWAY TRASH IN THE RECEPTACLES. Do not leave anything

behind. Remove any trash left behind by others. Let’s keep WoodCreek

beautiful!

TAKE CARE OF COMMUNITY PROPERTY. Make sure you and your guests

are taking care of the community property. Do not put pool furniture in

the water, no animals in the pool area and do not take food/drink into

the water.

REPORT DAMAGE IMMEDIATELY. If you see something that needs to be

fixed, please contact Crest Management.

Community deed restrictions, architectural guidelines, pool access

form and pool rules are available at https://woodcreek-reserve.com/

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POOL

Any homeowner needing an access card should contact Sharon

Vetrone at Crest Management - 281-946-4616 or sharon.vetrone@crestmanagement.com.

The pool is open Tuesday-Sunday year around from

10 AM-10 PM, except in freezing weather conditions. The Woodcreek

Reserve pool is unguarded.

TRASH & RECYCLING INFORMATION

Trash day, recycling and heavy trash is on Wednesday and you should

place your trash at the curb in the receptacle provided by Republic Waste.

Super Heavy Trash is 1 st Wednesday of the Months - March, June,

September and December. Cut Tree Limbs need to be no more than

3-4” diameter and 4’ length; no more than 50 lbs or 4 cubic yards. You may

place out up to 15 bags of clippings, in clear plastic bags. Please ensure

that your work out an agreement with your lawn crew to remove or place

the lawn bags out of sight until the next trash collection day.

• Set trash within 5 feet from the curb by 7 AM

• Wheel-side of cart should face home and the cart opening toward the

street

• Do not overfill the cart; the lid must be closed

• Minimum distance of 3 feet from any obstacle (car, mailbox, heavy trash,

etc.)

• Heavy Trash: Appliances, hot water heaters, mattresses, heavy or large

volumes of bagged yard waste and other white goods appropriate for

disposal, shall be placed within five feet of the curbside and will be

collected on the same day as your regular trash.

• All branches and tree limbs must be cut to 4 foot lengths and tied in

small bundles that can be lifted and handled by a single person. Bundles

should be no larger than eighteen inches in diameter and weigh no more

than forty pounds.

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• Refrigerators, air conditioners, freezers or items that contain CFC’s

(Freon), by law must have the gas removed by a licensed technician and

be red tagged prior to collection.

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City of Katy Billing Department: UB@cityofkaty.com or 281-391-4800

CREST MANAGEMENT WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME

YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO WOODCREEK RESERVE

Home at Katy’s Ultimate Address

Welcome to WoodCreek Reserve, where extensive care and thoughtful

planning have gone into making this an exquisite place to live. The

neighborhood has quickly become one of the most sought-after

addresses in the West Houston area and includes an outstanding

residential amenity package, exceptional Katy ISD schools and

convenient location.

Crest Management is proud to serve the WoodCreek Reserve Community.

We know you will be pleased with our professional, friendly service. We

have been providing excellent management services in the West Houston

area for more than twenty years. If for any reason you may need to

contact our office, we are located at 17171 Park Row, Suite 310, Houston,

TX 77084; Mailing address, PO Box 219320, Houston, TX 77218; Email

info@crest-management.com; 281-579-0761. For your convenience, we

have highlighted in this letter information we consider important and

can be helpful to you as a new homeowner in WoodCreek Reserve.

Pool and Tennis Courts:

To obtain a gate access card to the pool and tennis courts, complete the

enclosed “gate access card request” form and return it to our office. The

pool and tennis courts are located at 26519 Kingsland Blvd., Katy, TX

77494.

Pool Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:00 AM thru 10:00 PM

Monday: Closed for cleaning (unless Monday is a holiday, then the pool

will be closed Tuesday)

Tennis Court Hours: Everyday 5:00 AM thru 11:00 PM

Car Stickers:

The car stickers are to be placed on the upper corner of the windshield on

the passenger side of your automobile. Please make note on your “gate

access request form” how many stickers are needed for your family. These

stickers are numbered for accountability and are tied to your address.

You must take the stickers off and mail them back to Crest Management

when you move from the community or sell the vehicle. The stickers will

not be reused, but this will keep unauthorized persons from visiting the

community without being noticed.

Keeping Your Family Informed:

Our office would like to gather 100% of all homeowners email addresses

for easy notification of any community updates, alerts and meeting

notices. In the body of your email provide your name, mailing address

and phone number. Thank you for helping us keep you informed and up

to date. Please email information to info@crest-management.com

Newsletter:

The WoodCreek Reserve official Newsletter is published by Krenek

Printing, 281-463-8649 or www.krenekprinting.com; this is a wonderful

source of information regarding your community at no cost to you. Please

contact them (news@krenekprinting.com) with your mailing information

to receive this wealth of information.

Friendly Katy Neighbors:

Did you know that you can participate in Crime Watch as easily as being

a “nosy neighbor?” If you have not already done so, talk to the neighbors

next to you, across the street and down the street. Introduce yourself; get

to know them and who lives in the household. Encourage them to do the

same and pledge to watch out for each other.

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Don’t hesitate to report suspicious persons to the City of Katy Police or

Fort Bend Co. Sheriffs and don’t assume someone else will do it. Reports

from citizens are the best sources of information for law enforcement.

They can best help us if we help them.

Emergencies or crimes in progress should be immediately reported to

“911.” Non-emergency calls should go to City of Katy Police at 281-391-

4848 or Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Dept. 281-341-4665.

Community Volunteers:

Our office would like to extend a warm thank you to the volunteers who

currently serve and generously give their time to WoodCreek Reserve

community. These volunteers are very helpful to the development of the

community, as they represent their sections at WoodCreek Reserve CAI

Board meetings. If you would like to volunteer to be a Section Leader or

Co-Section Leader please contact our office at info@crest-management.

com

Board Meetings:

Should you desire to receive notice of your community board meetings,

go to www.crest-management.com, click on “communities,” then click on

the link to your community and you may register there.

Crest Management is committed to serving WoodCreek Reserve

community to the best of our ability. We appreciate the opportunity to

work with the homeowners of WoodCreek Reserve and are honored to

be part of this exquisite neighborhood. If we can be of further assistance

please contact our office, thank you.

P.O. Box 219320, Houston, TX 77218-9320

17171 Park Row, Suite 310, Houston, TX 77084

Phone: 281-579-0761

Fax: 281-579-7062

www.Crest-Management.com

info@crest-management.com

SCOOP YOUR PET’S POOP

Please remember to be respectful of your neighbors’ yards and the

community grounds. When you take your pet for a walk, come prepared

with a scooper and a recycled grocery bag or anything else. If your pet

poops during your walk, please scoop and trash. It may not be the most

fabulous way to walk your pet, but it does show that you respect your

fellow neighbors’ and our beautiful community.

REMINDERS

Reminder that trashcans are to be stored out of public view, except for

on designated trash days. This helps keep the community looking good.

KATY ANIMAL CONTROL

Katy Animal Control works in conjunction with the Katy Police

Department enforcing City and State laws. Lost pets are kept in a 3,000

sq. ft. temperature controlled, state-inspected building. The Katy Animal

Shelter does not adopt out animals, therefore, it is extremely important

that pets are licensed and vaccinated at six months of age. The department

strives to make the licensing process as convenient as possible and can

be scheduled by calling the shelter at 281-391-4740 or email dbrown@

katypd.com. The shelter is open Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM

and can be reached at 281-391-4740 (all calls are logged and returned,

so please leave a message). For after hour emergencies, please call the

Katy Police Department at 281-391-4848. It is unlawful to dump animals

at the shelter. Dogs and/or cats are not allowed to run at large on private

property and must wear collar and tags at all times. Any person or entity

raising, keeping and maintaining livestock and/or fowl on tracts of land

larger than one acre shall obtain an annual permit from the city, except

that no permit is required for single tracts of land larger than five acres.

Live animal traps are available with a deposit and signed contract.

PLEASE NOTE: This information applies only to the incorporated city

limits of Katy. For lost pets in the areas of Fry Road, Mason Road, Grand

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Parkway, please contact the county animal shelters (Harris County 281-

999-3191; Fort Bend County 281-342-1512; Waller County 979-826-8033)

or contact Special Pals at 281-579-7387 (www.specialpalsshelter.org) or

Citizens for Animal Protection at 281-497-0591 (www.cap4pets.org). For

more information visit Animal Control Ordinance: www.cityofkaty.com/

departments/animal-control

FIREWORKS PROHIBITED

Please remember that fireworks are prohibited in the City of Katy.

GATE ACCESS CARD

For access to your community pool and tennis courts, please fill out the

included form request. Return completed form to Crest Management for

processing.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

We need residents to help and get involved with the new community

newsletter! We welcome your suggestions, recommendations, and

information. Contact Liz Trapolino at 281- 945-4645 or Liz.Trapolino@

crest-management.com.

REMINDER

Please remember to care for your yard. A well maintained yard is not only

pleasing to the eye, but also helps keep our neighborhood values up.

HOME IMPROVEMENT REQUEST’S (HIR’S)

If you are planning to make improvements to your property, such as

build a pool, paint your house or any other exterior modifications, please

submit an HIR (Home Improvement Request) to Crest Management

Company. You may contact Crest Management at 281-579-0761 or

kristie.miller@crest-management.com (email). Send your HIR along with

all the necessary information to Crest Management Company. After your

request is received, you will receive an approval or denial letter. Please do

not begin a project until you have received approval.

STREETLIGHT NOT WORKING?

If you happen to notice streetlights that may not be burning or the pole

is leaning, you can contact CenterPoint Energy directly at their customer

service department at 713-207-2222. The information you will need prior to

contacting them is the actual pole number (a six-digit number that is located

on the pole itself) and the address nearest to that particular pole. You can

also report on the web @ http://cnp.centerpointenergy.com/outage.

TEENAGE JOB SEEKERS

If you are between 12 and 18 and would like to be added to the

teenage job seeker’s list, please fill out the form on our website (www.

krenekprinting.com, click submissions and choose Jobseekers) with

your name, birthdate (mo. & yr.), phone number, year you will graduate

and the name of your newsletter/subdivision. Check the list of jobs you

want on your form. Please make sure your email is correct, we send

emails in the summer to make sure all the info is still good and that you

want to stay on the list. If we do not hear back from you after 3 tries, we

will remove you from the list until we do. Must have parent(s) permission.

DISCLAIMER: Neither the subdivision, nor Krenek Printing is responsible

for those listed on the Teenage Job Seeker List. Please ask for and check

out references if you do not personally know those listed. This is just a

list of teenagers from the subdivision who wish to find part time jobs.

Responsibility for any work done by these teenagers is between those

seeking helpers and the teens and their parents.

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COMMON VITAMIN DEFICIENCIES

As we embark on the journey each day to eat and live better, take note of

the common vitamin nutrient deficiencies that are easily treated:

1. Calcium: Calcium is important for maintaining strong bones and

controlling muscle and nerve function. Signs of severely low calcium

include fatigue, muscle cramps, abnormal heart rhythms and a poor

appetite. Make sure you’re getting enough with at least three servings of

milk or yogurt a day. Other good sources of calcium are cheese, calciumfortified

orange juice and dark, leafy greens.

2. Vitamin D: This vitamin is also critical for bone health. Symptoms

of a vitamin D deficiency can be vague - fatigue and muscle aches or

weakness. If it goes on long term, a vitamin D deficiency can lead to

softening of the bones. To get enough vitamin D, have three servings

of fortified milk or yogurt daily eating fatty fish, such as salmon or tuna,

twice a week; and spend some time outside in the sunshine every day.

3. Potassium: Potassium helps the kidneys, heart and other organs

work properly. You could become low in potassium in the short term

because of diarrhea or vomiting, excessive sweating or antibiotics or

because of chronic conditions such as eating disorders and kidney

disease, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Symptoms of

a deficiency include weight loss, muscle weakness, constipation and in

severe cases, an abnormal heart rhythm. For natural potassium sources,

consume bananas, whole grains, milk, vegetables, beans and peas.

4. Iron: Iron helps your body make red blood cells. When iron levels get

too low, your body can’t effectively carry oxygen. The resulting anemia

can cause fatigue. You might also notice pale skin and dull, thin, sparse

hair. To boost iron levels, eat iron-fortified cereal, beef, oysters, beans

(especially white beans, chickpeas and kidney beans), lentils and spinach.

5. Vitamin B12: Vitamin B12 aids the production of DNA and helps make

neurotransmitters in the brain. With an increasing number of vegans

and people who’ve had weight loss surgery, vitamin B12 deficiency is

becoming more common. Symptoms of severe B12 deficiency include

numbness in the legs, hands or feet; problems with walking and balance;

anemia; fatigue; weakness; a swollen, inflamed tongue; memory loss;

paranoia; and hallucinations. You can get vitamin B12 from animal

sources: eat more fish, chicken, milk and yogurt. If you’re vegan, opt for

vegan foods fortified with B12, such as non-dairy milk, meat substitutes

and breakfast cereals.

6. Folate: Folate or folic acid, is a particularly important vitamin for

women of childbearing age, which is why prenatal vitamins contain such

a hefty dose. A folate deficiency can cause a decrease in the total number

of cells and large red blood cells as well as neural tube defects in an

unborn child. Symptoms of a folate deficiency include fatigue, gray hair,

mouth ulcers, poor growth and a swollen tongue. To get folate from food,

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go for fortified cereals, beans, lentils, leafy greens and oranges.

7. Magnesium: Magnesium helps support bone health and assists in

energy production. Magnesium deficiency can cause loss of appetite,

nausea and vomiting, fatigue and weakness. In more severe cases, it can

lead to numbness, muscle cramps, seizures, abnormal heart rhythms,

personality changes or low potassium or calcium levels. To help your

levels return to normal, eat more magnesium-rich foods, such as almonds,

cashews, peanuts, spinach, black beans and edamame.

Courtesy of: www.everydayhealth.com/hs/guide-to-essential-nutrients/

common-nutrient-deficiencies

EASY WAYS TO EAT MORE FRUITS & VEGGIES

The new food plate unveiled by the Department of Agriculture sends a

clear message: eat more fruits and vegetables. Here are easy ways to get

more of these important foods into your diet:

Start early: Get in the recommended five servings of fruits and vegetables

a day by eating them early with your morning meal. Add a banana to

your cereal, berries to your yogurt, veggies to your omelet.

Make them visible: Set out a fruit bowl in the kitchen or have carrot

sticks available for snacking. Take some time to prepare the fruits or

vegetables, so they are ready to eat.

Frozen is good: Frozen vegetables, such as peas and carrots, are a great

way to make sure you always have vegetables in the house.

At mealtime, think of the veggies first, not the protein: Half of your

plate needs to be filled with fruits and vegetables. Base your meals on

what vegetables you’ll have and then think of the grains and protein to

go with it.

Have fruit with your sweets: Fruits are nature’s natural candy. Puree

berries and adding them as a sauce to desserts, such as ice cream.

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MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Martin Luther King, Jr., an American clergyman and Nobel Prize

winner was one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights

movement and a prominent advocate of nonviolent protest. King’s

challenges to segregation and racial discrimination in the 1950s and

1960s helped convince many white Americans to support the cause

of civil rights in the United States. After his assassination in 1968, King

became a symbol of protest in the struggle for racial justice. In 1957,

King helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference

(SCLC), an organization of black churches and ministers that aimed

to challenge racial segregation. As SCLC’s president, King became

the organization’s dominate personality and its primary intellectual

influence. He was responsible for much of the organization’s

fundraising, which he frequently conducted in conjunction with

preaching engagements in Northern churches. SCLC sought to

complement the NAACP’s legal efforts to dismantle segregation

through the courts, with King and other SCLC leaders encouraging

the use of nonviolent direct action to protest discrimination. These

activities included marches, demonstrations and boycotts.

“I Have a Dream” - King and other black leaders organized the 1963

March on Washington, a massive protest in Washington, D.C. for

jobs and civil rights. On August 28, 1963, King delivered the keynote

address to an audience of more than 200,000 civil rights supporters.

His “I Have a Dream” speech expressed the hopes of the civil rights

movement in oratory as moving as any in American history. After

his death, King came to represent black courage and achievement,

high moral leadership and the ability of Americans to address and

overcome racial divisions. Perhaps the most important memorial

is the national holiday in King’s honor, designated by the Congress

of the United States in 1983 and observed on the third Monday in

January, a day that falls on or near King’s birthday of January 15 th .

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25 WAYS TO SNEAK IN

MORE EXERCISE EVERY DAY

One of the TOP New Year resolutions: exercise more! Here

are some ways to help incorporate exercise into your daily

routines:

1. Make your bed every morning.

2. Do 10 push-ups every morning.

3. Squat while you brush your teeth.

4. Park farther than you need to.

5. Clean your office.

6. Take the stairs.

7. Exercise on the job.

8. Do your own filing/copying/coffee-fetching.

9. Switch your office chair for a stability ball.

10. Schedule a daily walk break at work.

11. Take calls standing up.

12. Skip the inter-office mail and walk it over.

13. Suggest walk meetings.

14. Practice isometrics.

15. Reorganize your office or home.

16. Go on walking/biking errands.

17. Do the grocery shopping.

18. Make your own food.

19. Hand-wash dishes.

20. Keep your yoga mat/weights/kettlebell by the TV.

21. Clean your home.

22. Wash your own vehicle.

23. Play with children.

24. Dance.

25. Laugh.

Courtesy of: www.onegreenplanet.org/lifestyle/25-ways-tosneak-in-more-exercise-every-day/

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POPULAR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

• Drink Less Alcohol

• Eat Right

• Get a Better Education

• Get a Better Job

• Get Fit

• Lose Weight

• Quit Smoking Now

• Reduce Stress On-the-Job

• Reduce Stress Overall

• Save Money

• Take a Trip

• Volunteer to Help Others

LOVE YOURSELF

To love yourself means to respect and appreciate yourself as you are and to come to

terms with those aspects of yourself that you can’t change - the aspects that make

you unique. It means allowing yourself to drop the conditions that you have created

to love yourself like, “I will love myself once I…” and simply choose to embrace the

good and the bad, the mistakes and the triumphs.

Loving yourself isn’t a one-time thing, but an endless, ongoing process that starts

with realizing that it’s not about discovering self-love; it’s about tearing down the

walls you’ve built against it. Below are 6 ways to learn to love yourself more:

1. Focus on the things you like about yourself

2. Make time to do the things you enjoy

3. Let go of mistakes and embrace the past

4. Appreciate your life

5. Get out of your comfort zone

6. Take care of your body!

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ANNOUNCES REASON2RACE

Pick your race, pick your pace and raise funds for teacher grants with

every step. Run or walk with the Katy ISD Education Foundation in the

Katy Half Marathon/5k/1k on Saturday, February 6, 2021 to raise funds

for the Inspiring Imagination teacher grant program. Last year, over 60

teams and 600 runners raced to support the foundation, raising over

$115,000 for Katy ISD teacher grants.

The Katy ISD Education Foundation celebrated a spectacular milestone

this year with over $2 million awarded in its first eight years of Inspiring

Imagination teacher grants. Reason2Race and its proceeds play a key role

in reaching milestones such as this and will continue to garner support as

the foundation’s grant program expands. Register and join Team Katy ISD

Education Foundation, a Katy ISD campus team or recruit your own team

of co-workers and friends. All proceeds will directly support Inspiring

Imagination grants awarded to teachers in May 2021.

Find more information and register at https://tinyurl.com/

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Spaghetti Pizza

You could make this on National Spaghetti Day January 4th!

Ingredients:

1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup milk

2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic salt

1 (16 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/4 teaspoon dried basil

4 ounces pepperoni sausage, sliced (or other toppings if preferred)

Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch

baking dish. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add spaghetti

and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse with cold water.

Combine egg, milk, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, salt and garlic salt in a

large bowl. Stir in cooked spaghetti; mix well. Spread mixture into prepared

baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and

reduce temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Spread sauce over spaghetti. Sprinkle with oregano, basil and the remaining

1 1/2 cups mozzarella. Top with pepperoni, return to oven and bake until

cheese is bubbly and beginning to brown, about 30 minutes more. Let stand

5 minutes before cutting.

Source: allrecipes.com, Submitted by: Kathy

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie

You could make this on National Peanut Butter Day January 24th!

Ingredients:

1 (9 inch) prepared chocolate cookie crumb crust

4 eggs

1 cup butter, softened

8 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate

2 cups confectioners’ sugar

1 cup smooth peanut butter

1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

DIRECTIONS:

Melt 6 ounces semi sweet chocolate and cool to room temperature. Beat

the eggs with 3/4 cup butter or margarine, chocolate and confectioners’

sugar for a FULL 5 minutes. Mixture will be thick and smooth.

In a separate bowl, beat the peanut butter, 1/4 cup butter, and cream.

Spoon chocolate filling into crust. Swirl peanut butter filling into

chocolate filling. Drizzle remaining 2 oz of melted chocolate on top of

pie. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and serve.

Source: http://allrecipes.com/

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Gardening Tips For January

• Birds: Provide food and fresh water. More birds die from lack of water

than from lack of food.

• Cacti: Semi-dormant now. Reduce watering.

• Camellias: Plants may be moved. Pick up and discard fallen blooms.

• Cultivation: Changes in design may now be made, new beds dug and

old ones rebuilt. Correct defects in drainage. Incorporate gypsum into

heavy soils: repeat in three weeks. Dig granite dust, rock phosphate

and quantities of organic matter into soil. Allow time for settling before

planting.

• Fertilize: Daylilies, spuria, Louisiana and bearded irises with complete

fertilizer. Give strawberries 1 teaspoon ammonium sulfate, keeping six

inches away from plant. Fertilize pansies with manure tea or blood meal.

Water in.

• Fruits: Plant fruit trees. Mulch figs with grass or straw to prevent freeze

damage to crown.

• House Plants: Water, when surface soil is crumbly dry. Wash dust off

leaves to open pores. Mist often. Inspect for diseases and insects. Reduce

water for poinsettias.

• Lawns: Remove thatch aerate, and feed with low nitrogen mixture.

• Pests: For petal blight prevention, spray azaleas and camellias as

flowers open. Spray for scale with dormant oil solution if temperature

will be above 35˚ and below 85˚ for next 48 hours. Always read and heed

manufacturer’s directions before spraying.

• Propagation: Ivy cuttings root easily this month and next. Root cuttings

of shrubs in mixture of loam and coarse sand; keep damp and semishaded

until rooted.

• Prune: Fruit trees in advance of new growth. Prune to groom and shape.

Do not remove too much. Remove dead wood from trees and shrubs

before spring buds swell, but do not prune spring bloomers. Prune crape

myrtles. Prune nandina and others of similar growth habit by cutting

unwanted canes out at base of plant.

• Roses: Annual pruning about the middle of February, just before the

spring buds break. To prevent later appearance of disease in the old beds,

keep garden clean of debris and weeds. Complete preparation of new

beds for roses.

• Transplanting: January is one of the best months to transplant woody

plants, both evergreen and deciduous, especially trees. Energy will be

expended on roots instead of foliage. Learn ultimate size and cultural

needs of tree or plant before buying. Consider dwarf varieties to avoid

crowding later. Group plants of similar cultural needs. Do not work wet

soil. Assure good drainage. Keep plants moist.

• Vegetables: Prepare beds, preferably raised for drainage, with about

50% humus, including rotted manure.

• Winter Protection: Expect freeze any time; plan for protection of tender

plants. Water. Remove coverings, particularly plastic, when temperature

rises. Protect low plants with dry leaves, pine needles or soil mulch, but

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