Japanese beetles, essential oils, steak sandwich

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 12, 2017

These are the fields of light, and laughing air,

And yellow butterflies, and foraging bees,

And whitish, wayward blossoms winged as these,

And pale green tangles like a seamaid's hair.

–Charles G. D. Roberts (1860–1943)

Monday, June 12, 2017
163rd day of the year


old farmers almanac garden guide

How to Beat Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles
What are those iridescent green garden beetles eating your plants? Here are tips on how to identify and get rid of Japanese beetles.
Farm Fresh Pitcher

Use this small pitcher for flowers or dried herbs or as an accent piece!
Celebrate Father's Day

Father's Day 2020
Father’s Day 2020 is Sunday, June 21! This Father’s Day brings: a Full Moon, a great day for fishing, and a visit from the King of Planets, Jupiter. What a night! Find out more about Father’s Day history, 10 amazing recipes for Dad, plus a few great quotes for a Father’s Day card. We’ve got you covered!
The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.
Dad's Day Steak Sandwich

Super Steak Sandwich

Serve this satisfying steak sandwich with a fresh green salad. Great for Father’s Day or any summer supper!

Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!
What Are Essential Oils?

What Are Essential Oils (And What Do They Do)?
Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of headlines about essential oils in connection to health. What are they, and why the big deal? 
Days 'Til Blocks

This decorative block set lets you countdown to Christmas, Halloween, vacation, or your birthday. Made in the USA.
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.
Moon and Back Chalk-Style Sign

Love you to the Moon and back! Stands on its own or hangs from wall.