Spring equinox, live show, spring foods

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Sunday, March 19, 2017

For glad spring has begun,

And to the ardent Sun 

The Earth, long time so bleak, 

Turns a frostbitten cheek.  

Celia Thaxter (1835–94)

Sunday, March 19, 2017
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Celebrate The Equinox Tomorrow!

First Day of Spring 2020: The Spring Equinox
In 2020, the spring equinox (also called the March equinox or vernal equinox) occurs on Thursday, March 19, which is earlier than it’s been in over a century! This event marks the astronomical first day of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. Before you try to balance that egg, read this!
Tree of Life Light-Reflective Wall Art

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  

Equinox Fun Facts

Vernal Equinox Oddities
On the spring equinox, does the Sun rise due east and set due west? Are day and night equal? Bob Berman shares some vernal equinox oddities for the very first day of spring.
Solar-Powered Decorative Lighting

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! By day, these are an artful addition to the garden. By night, they impress with a stunning display of color and light. Check out our large selection.

Favorite Foods of Spring

Spring Recipes: Make the Most of Food in Season!
Celebrate spring! Look for these seasonal ingredients showing up in your local market or garden—asparagus, peas, rhubarb and even fiddleheads and dandelion blossoms. And make these recipes to greet spring in a delightful and delicious way.
Tick Removal Tool

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. Sold as 3-pack for spares and sharing.

Fiddlehead Soup

Cream of Fiddleheads Soup

Early spring means fiddleheads! These are the young, tightly curled fronds of the ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris). If you can’t find fiddleheads, you could try this soup with sliced fresh asparagus, but we urge you to try and hunt down these delightful tender plants of spring if you can!

Solar Firefly Lantern

Cute-as-a-bug solar-powered Firefly Lanterns animate your outdoor space. These adorable bugs are created with sculpted metal and hand-painted with a metallic finish. During the day, these oversized lightbulb lanterns add a burst of color to your landscape. At night, the LED string lights inside light up like a firefly. 

Dandelion Pesto Recipe

Dandelion Pesto

Dandelion pesto is a wonderful recipe made with spring greens right from your own yard!

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.