Peony care, grilling recipes, raising chickens

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Rainbows; and the blue bitter smoke of wood;
And radiant raindrops couching in cool flowers;
And flowers themselves, that sway through sunny hours,
Dreaming of moths that drink them under the moon
–Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
164th day of the year

Tim Allen (actor) was born on this day in 1953.
Tim Russert (moderator for NBC's Meet the Press) died on this day in 2008.


old farmers almanac garden guide

Grow Your Own Mint

Mint is a perennial with very fragrant, toothed leaves and tiny purple, pink, or white flowers. It has a fruity, aromatic taste.
Large Wooden Matches

Choose from 22 stunning designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.
How to Care for Peonies

The peony is outrageously beautiful in bloom from spring to summer—with lush foliage all summer long. Here’s how to grow peonies and get the best peony flowers in your garden.
Feed Sack Pillows

Couch pillows that look like vintage feed sacks. Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.
Cool New Clouds

Phoning in New Clouds: Part 2 – Meet the Newest Clouds
My last post celebrated cloud lovers and how they shook the science world with their cell phones. They discovered 12 clouds now listed in the International Cloud Atlas—the first officially recognized in 30 years. Now it’s time to meet these strange new clouds filling the skies. 
Country Sunshine Wooden Box Sign

All box signs are 1.75 inches deep and can stand on their own or hang for wall display. Measures 8 inches by 9 inches.
Great Grilling Recipes

Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Ready to grill? (Always!) We offer 10 tips on how to grill for maximum taste—plus 10 easy grilling recipes. We’ve grilled flank steak with herbs, juicy burgers, salmon kabobs, corn and vegetables, and even pizza!
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.
How to Raise Chickens

Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
So, you’d like to raise your own chickens? Be sure you’re ready to commit! Here’s the first post of a six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.
Woodpecker Rain Gauge

Distinctive large glass vial. Measures rain or sprinklers. Made from rust-free aluminum.