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Daily Newsletter for Friday, December 2, 2016
Dear Almanac readers,
Welcome December—which comes from the Latin word decem meaning “ten” because this had been the 10th month of the early Roman calendar.
This month brings with it snow (for some), family, feasts, and fun, but also remember to grab some hot cocoa during this winter month and relax when you can.
In today's issue, we include some nature-inspired ways to deck the halls—such as making your own wreaths. Also, make sure you've prepared the garden and yard for winter!
Your Almanac Editors
Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat,
Please to put a penny in the old man’s hat;
If you haven’t got a penny, a ha’penny will do,
If you haven’t got a ha’penny, God bless you!
Natural Decorating for Christmas
Have you decked the halls? Consider your backyard and garden for a ready source of interesting greenery, berries, dried flower heads, and seedpods. See what nature has to offer…
Bird Feeders: What's the Best Type of Feeder?
When a bird’s natural plant food has waned or withered away, consider a few well-placed bird feeders. If you are interested in attracting certain types of birds, the type of feeder and food provided will make a difference.
How Do Christmas Trees Grow?
While most of us think about Christmas trees only in December, for farmers who grow cut-your-own trees, it is a year-round commitment—and a lot of work. Find out how Christmas trees grow!