Easter forecast, dyeing eggs, peonies

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 7, 2017

April is here!
Blithest season of all the year,
The little brook laughs as it leaps away;
The lambs are out on the hills at play
–Eben E. Rexford (1848–1916)


Friday, April 7, 2017
97th day of the year

Russell Crowe (actor) was born on this day in 1964.
Mike Wallace (broadcast journalist) died on this day in 2012.


old farmers almanac garden guide

Planting Peonies

The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.
Peony Serveware Bowl | Save 29%

Our generously sized melamine serveware bowl is perfect for salads and pasta and is beautiful when filled with a selection of fresh fruit. It is as stylish and substantial as porcelain—but much easier to maintain.
Easter Forecast! What's in Store?

2018 Easter Weekend Weather Forecast
Easter weekend is fast approaching! Are you prepared? Read our Easter weekend weather forecast to find out what kind of outerwear is necessary for this year’s Easter egg hunt.
Rabbit and Leaf Bird Feeder | Save 17%

A whitewashed cast iron bunny holds a flat verdigris-color leaf for bird seed. 
Mercury is Retrograding

Mercury Retrograde Dates for 2019
Mercury enters retrograde motion on October 31, 2019! (That’s right—Halloween!) Find out what that means for you and see when Mercury will be in retrograde motion for the rest of 2019. Plus, we’ll explain the meaning of Mercury Retrograde and how it may influence your life.
Healing Stone Wind Chimes

Enjoy the soothing sounds of wind chimes precision-tuned to complement the natural properties of their gemstones. Choose from amethyst, jade, or turquoise.  
Dyeing Eggs

How to Dye Easter Eggs Naturally
Try dyeing eggs the old-fashioned way—with spices, food, and plants! It turns out that your own kitchen and nature can provide all you need. It’s fun and something different to try. Note: You’ll want to dye these eggs at least one day in advance for vivid colors.
Fresh Eggs from Happy Chickens

Advertise your egg business or decorate your kitchen! Built for fun and built to last. These signs are fully waterproof, UV-resistant, and mounted on heavy-duty aluminum (think street sign durability). These modern, colorful, and fun farm signs are sure to liven up your coop, garden, kitchen, or mud room.
Easter Cake Recipe

The Best-Ever Carrot Cake

The Best-Ever Carrot Cake is moist, rich, and topped with a tasty cream-cheese frosting. We’ve tested this reader recipe, and trust us—it’s aptly named!

Colorful Kitchen Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about our kitchen towels! The bold prints demand attention and deserve it. They’re made of woven natural cotton, so they’re as practical as they are impressive.