Dear Almanac readers,
In this issue, we are thinking about food—for you, for the birds, and for the garden!
In the kitchen, we're cooking up soups and stews. Outside, we're helping our feathered friends with some winter suet. And what do bees have to do with food? These busy pollinators are responsible for one out of three bites of our food—and are on the decline. Consider a bee box in your backyard to help pollinate your flowers and crops!
Your Almanac Editors
Poor robin redbreast,
Look where he comes;
Let him in to feel your fire,
And toss him of your crumbs.
–Christina G. Rossetti (1830–94)