Weather extremes, lemon cake, easy fruit gardens

Daily Newsletter for Friday, April 14, 2017


April brings the primrose sweet,

Scatters daisies at our feet.

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

Friday, April 14, 2017
104th day of the year

Abigail Breslin (actress) was born on this day in 1996.
Walter Breuning (retired railroad worker from Montana who was, at the time of his death, the world's oldest man at 114 years old.) died on this day in 2011.

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!


Weather Extremes

More Record-Setting Weather Patterns
There were a record number of high and low temperatures across the U.S. and Canada in 2016—and the same goes for 2017 thus far.
Wooden Chickadee Thermometers

SAVE $7 (over 20% off) while supplies last! Made in the USA from a single slab of wood with a metal songbird topper. 
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Planning a Fruit Garden

Planning a Low-Maintenance Fruit Garden
Are you keen to grow fruit?  See how to plan a low-maintenance fruit garden.
Bug Out! Spray Herbal Guard Scent

Unique, DEET-free, and incredibly effective blend utilizes Mother Nature’s best defenses—100% pure plant essences—to deter biting insects in a way that’s safe for you and the environment.
Garden Safety

Toxic Garden Tools?
If you’re like me, almost every day you read reports of some new toxic threat in food, water, cosmetics, or household cleaners.
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.
How to Make Lemon Cake

Glazed Lemon Coconut Loaf

This recipe is courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac Everyday Baking—a guarantee of goodness every day!

Flower Spinners

Flower Spinners add lively fun to your garden. The metal petals of the flower spin around a butterfly, bee, grasshopper, dragonfly, or hummingbird you choose. Each spinner is painted with a metallic paint for a brilliant shine. 
Cleaning Checklist for Easter

Holiday Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
Here are some holiday kitchen cleaning tips because, at this time of year more than any other, the kitchen is the focus of frenzied activity. Around big holidays, it’s important to remember to take deep breaths, relax, and have fun.
Clean Air Odor-Neutralizing Candle

Eliminates offending odors—doesn’t just mask them! The ingredients are a proprietary blend of essential and botanical oils in a GMO-free soy wax base with an unbleached hemp wick.