Thanksgiving weather, snow contest, firewood

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!


Tuesday, November 15, 2016
320th day of the year

Zena Grey (actress) was born on this day in 1988.
Margaret Mead (author) died on this day in 1978.

What the heck is a Garden Hod?
It was designed to harvest and wash vegetables and fruit easily, but it has hundreds of other uses, too!


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Making Mulch From Leaves!

How to Make Leaf Mold
Fallen leaves can be time-consuming to deal with, so don’t waste all that hard work by throwing them out. Use them to make precious leaf mold instead.
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.