Stress relief, tax jokes, dahlias

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Again the blackbirds sing; the streams

Wake, laughing, from their winter dreams,

And tremble in the April showers

The tassels of the maple flowers.

–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)


old farmers almanac garden guide

Relieve Anxiety Naturally

Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve anxiety naturally.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Sun Catcher | Save $5

This folk art sun catcher features The Old Farmer’s Almanac Sun logo and name.  It was hand-pressed from recycled glass by the Old Hancock Glassworks using a centuries-old technique. Each piece has a unique character not found in machine-made glass.

Jokes for Tax Season

Jokes About Taxes and More Humor
April 15 is “Tax Day” in the United States. Here are a few jokes to help lighten the mood!
Solar Tulip Stake

The hand-painted petals on this glass tulip provides gorgeous color during the day. A crackle-glass ball inside the tulip emits a lasting glow when the sun goes down.

$17.39 (You Save $11.60)
Growing Dahlias

Grow dahlias for gorgeous, colorful flowers that bloom from midsummer through autumn, when many plants are past their best! The tubers are planted in the ground in late spring. In colder zones, you do need to dig up and store the tubers in the fall if you wish to grow them as perennials (or, treat as annuals). Here’s how to plant, grow, and store dahlias.
Almanac 225th Anniversary Thermometer

Designed to resemble a vintage advertising thermometer. Made of metal in the USA. Measures 17” long and includes both Fahrenheit (120⁰ to -40⁰) and Celsius scales.

A Twist on Easter Cake

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream-Cheese Frosting

Our Carrot Cupcakes With Cream-Cheese Frosting are a popular twist to regular carrot cake. Try these carrot cupcakes for a spring treat. Great for Easter, too!

Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.