Thanksgiving weather, snow contest, firewood

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dear Companion readers,

In this issue, we share predictions on Thanksgiving weather, some amusement with turkey trivia, and the annual Guess Our First Snow contest. We already had a flurry in our neck of the woods, but we're still awaiting some real snow that sticks.

If you're looking forward to cozy nights by the fireplace, see our updated list on best-burning wood. Did you know that just one log from the woodpile is enough to keep you warm? Run up the stairs with the log, throw it out the top window, run down and pick it up, and repeat three times. That should heat you up!

Your Almanac editors

Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow grain,
So open wide the doorway--
Thanksgiving comes again!




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How to Make Leaf Mold
You know how leaves start to decompose in the woods? That’s leaf mold and you can easily turn your own fallen leaves into soil-enriching mulch. It’s way easier than composting. See how to make leaf mold with our short instructions and accompanying video.


The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.