Dear Companion readers,
It's Friday, November 11. Today is Veterans Day (U.S.) and Remembrance Day (Canada). Take extra time to let a vet know how much they mean to you—and don't forget to raise the flag.
It's also the start of Indian summer. We have a saying here at The Old Farmer's Almanac: “If All Saints’ brings out winter, St. Martin’s brings out Indian summer."
As we head into the weekend, thoughts lead to the yard and garden; we offer some tips on how to protect your plants. Finally, enjoy a fun new post about that strange fall squash—gourds!
Your Almanac editors
The hoar-frost gathered, o'er each leaf and spray
Weaving its filmy network; thin and bright.
–Sarah Helen Whitman (1803–78)