Fall garden planting, making sauerkraut, squirrels

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 6, 2017


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)

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
157th day of the year

Staci Keanan (actress) was born on this day in 1975.
Esther Williams (swimmer & actress) died on this day in 2013.

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!

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!
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Handmade in the USA and sold exclusively through The Old Farmer’s Store! 
Stargazing for June

Sky Watch: June 2017
Welcome to the June 2017 Sky Watch, courtesy of The Old Farmer’s Almanac. Here are the month’s night sky highlights, including conjunctions, meteor showers, and planets. 
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner Sun & Moon

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

Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of squirrels, as they can cause many problems in your garden and property.
Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of greens, yellows, and blues on a reflective metallic finish. 
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.