Japanese beetles, essential oils, steak sandwich

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

Paula Marshall (actress) was born on this day in 1964.
Jiroemon Kimura (world's oldest man known, as of June 2013; died at age 116) 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

How to Beat Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles
What are those green garden beetles? 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

When is Father's Day 2018?
When is Father’s Day 2018?  Did you know that this holiday traces its roots to 1908 and 1910? Enjoy a short Father’s Day history lesson, Father’s Day recipes, and great quotes!
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

Choose from a large selection of designs, colors, and sizes. Made in the USA.
What Are Essential Oils?

Essential Oils: Trendy But Nothing New
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.