Fall garden planting, making sauerkraut, squirrels

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 6, 2017

oxen

The earliest breath of June
Blows the white tassels from the cherry boughs,
And in the deepest shadow of noon
The mild-eyed oxen browse
.
–Elizabeth Ann Allen (1832–1911)

 

old farmers almanac garden guide

 
Make Your Own Kraut!

How to Make Sauerkraut
Store-bought sauerkraut can’t compete with the homemade stuff. Follow our sauerkraut recipe to learn how to make sauerkraut of your own!
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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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$23.97
 
How to Manage Squirrels

Squirrels
Here are tips on how to keep squirrels out of the garden, off the bird feeders, and out of the attic—especially when they are active in autumn. 
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Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.

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$39.95
 
Invasive Plants Spreading?

How to Stop Invasive Plants from Spreading
What are invasive plants? How do you keep invasive plants from spreading? Let’s dig in!
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Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of color on a reflective metallic finish. 

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$29.95
 
Fall Garden Planting Dates

Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to plant your fall crops! The succession gardening chart below shows the last fall planting dates, based on the first expected frost dates in the fall.
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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.

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$16.95
 
Can You Train Chickens?

Chickens for Backyards: Training Chickens
Backyard poultry farmers know the joys of raising chickens and gathering eggs, but do they know that training chickens can be faster than training dogs? We looked back at the article “How to Teach Old Chickens New Tricks” in The 2006 Old Farmer’s Almanac for tips on how to train your chickens.
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Hummingbird Thermometer Stake

“Fun” and “functional” describe this special garden thermometer. A hand-painted glass hummingbird sits atop a large, easy-to-read, dial thermometer. The temperature gauge displays both Fahrenheit and Celsius.

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$24.97