Live MiniMoon show, pickling, when to water

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 8, 2017

buttercups in meadow

And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays
–James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)

Thursday, June 8, 2017
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old farmers almanac garden guide

Tonight! Live MiniMoon Show

Full Moon for June 2020
The full Strawberry Moon rises on Friday, June 5, 2020! Find out why June’s full Moon is called the Strawberry Moon and learn about the penumbral eclipse that will occur on this date!
Vintage Cast Iron Bird

Made using traditional sand-casting techniques! Display inside or outside.


Lowest Moon this Year

June's Honey Moon: The Lowest of the Year
June’s Full Moon is the lowest of the year. This has all sorts of consequences …
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 

When to Water

When to Water Your Vegetable Garden | Watering Chart
How much water do you really need? When is the best time to water your vegetables? See our tips on watering your garden—plus, a chart of when and how much to water specific crops.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 

Best Grilled Cheese!

Triple-Play Grilled Cheese Recipe

This is the ultimate grilled cheese recipe! The combination of cheeses is a home run.

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. 

Making Dill Pickles

How to Make Dill Pickles
Learn how to make dill pickles the “old-fashioned” way. Pickling is a great way to store excess vegetables for the winter—or just make a tasty snack for the summer! Use this simple dill pickle recipe to make easy and delicious homemade pickles.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails.