Peony care, grilling recipes, raising chickens

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, June 13, 2017

rainbow

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
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–Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)

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old farmers almanac garden guide

 
Mint
Mint
Mint practically grows itself! Not only does mint add fruity, aromatic flavor to foods and tea, but also it’s useful for health remedies such as aiding digestion and relieving headaches. All you need to do is confine this spreading perennial herb to a container or confined bed to keep it from...
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Large Wooden Matchboxes

Choose from many different bold designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.

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Peonies
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.
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Farmhouse Couch Pillows

Choose from many different designs. Perfect for a country-themed home.

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Phoning in New Clouds: Part 2 – Meet the Newest 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. 
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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.

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Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
Easy Grilling Recipes—And 10 Tips for Grilling Success
If you’re going to grill, do it right! See if you know these top 10 tips for grilling, plus find our favorite recipes for the grill from classic burgers to BBQ ribs to easy kabobs.
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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.

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Raising Chickens 101: How to Get Started
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 article in our six-part beginner’s guide to raising chickens. Let’s “start from scratch,” so to speak.
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Woodpecker Rain Gauge

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

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