Healthy meat, pruning shrubs, comfort food

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 5, 2017

All Nature seems at work. Slugs leave their lair— 

The bees are stirring—birds are on the wing— 

And Winter slumbering in the open air, 

Wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring! 

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)

Sunday, March 5, 2017
64th day of the year

Jake Lloyd (actor) was born on this day in 1989.
John Belushi (actor) died on this day in 1982.

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!


5 Comfort Food Recipes!

Comfort Food Recipes from The Old Farmer's Almanac
Ready for some amazing comfort food recipes? We’ve got macaroni and cheese, meatballs, lasagna, warm soup, chocolate desserts, and something new!
Almanac Garden Hod

Born of pure ingenuity, the Garden Hod reflects the very best of farmers’ long tradition of craftsmanship and utility. It was designed as a harvest basket, but can be used for everything from a picnic basket to a knitting basket.
Start Pruning

Spring Pruning Guide for Trees and Shrubs
Which trees and shrubs get pruned in spring? See the Almanac’s spring pruning guide listing when and how to prune specific varieties of trees and shrubs.
Vegetable Kingdom Apron

Here’s an apron that any cook would be proud to wear! It features a bright print and it’s 100% cotton for easy care. 
Beautiful Seed Catalogs

Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive in the mail. If you think there are too many seed catalogs now, back in the late 1880s there were thousands of small seed companies. Although the cultural information and descriptions in old catalogs are helpful if you are researching heirloom plants, the artwork is the draw.
Handcare Caddies

A silver-toned caddy holding luxurious foaming hand soap and rich lotion together in one place. Very elegant, very convenient. 
Growing Potatoes

Wondering how to grow potatoes? We’re here to help! This half-hardy vegetable is a culinary staple that is overlooked by many backyard gardeners. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest potatoes in your garden!
Readers’ Best Recipes and the Stories Behind Them

Get the recipes that folks rave about! We invited Almanac readers to share their best recipes—the favorites served at family gatherings, potlucks, parties, and supper tables. You’ll love the heartwarming, humorous, and true stories that these cooks tell, too!