Making soda bread, double rainbows, fruit in pots

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 12, 2017

May you have warm words on a cold evening,

a full Moon on a dark night,

and the road downhill all the way to your door.

–Irish blessing

Sunday, March 12, 2017
71st day of the year


old farmers almanac garden guide

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New! Making Soda Bread

How to Make Irish Soda Bread
Watch how to make Irish Soda Bread with the editors of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Many of us make it year-round, not just for St. Patrick’s Day. 
Almanac 1792 Suncatcher

Each piece is individually pressed, resulting in subtle variations that reflect the handmade art of traditional glass-making. These are large honey amber suncatchers that measure over 4 inches across. Made in the USA from recycled bottles.
$10.95 (save $2)
Our Best Irish-Inspired Food

Best St. Patrick's Day Recipes
A selection of our favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipes—including soda bread, corned beef and cabbage, hearty Irish stew, and colcannon—many of which come from our lovely Irish-American readers!
Easy and Safe Tick Remover Tool (3-Pack)

The best tick remover is the one that is easy to carry and always with you! This safe tick removal tool attaches to key chains, leashes, and backpacks. Made in the USA from high-strength aluminum that won’t break or bend. 
How Double Rainbows Are Formed

St. Patrick's Day and Double Rainbows
It’s time to celebrate being Irish (or pseudo-Irish) and look for that pot of gold waiting for you at the end of the rainbow.
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.
Growing Fruit in Pots

Fruit to Grow in Pots: Best Varieties
Blueberries, cherries, and other small fruit shrubs produce faster in big tubs and pots! Here are some varieties I recommend.
Spruce Soy Wax Candles

Makes a great gift! These eye-catching candles come in a beautiful gift box. 
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Mix Flowers With Veggies

Companion Planting Flowers With Vegetables
Planting flowers in the vegetable garden will deter pests and add beauty. Learn more in this video about the benefits of companion planting with flowers—and discover the best flowers to grow.
Cricket Garden Sculpture

Over a foot long and made of cast iron!