Great apple pie, flag day, allergies

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

flowers zinnias

Sing a song of seasons,
Something bright in all,
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall
–Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–94)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017
165th day of the year

Daryl Sabara (actor who starred as Juni Cortez in the Spy Kids movie series) was born on this day in 1992.
Henry Mancini (composer) died on this day in 1994.

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

Make a Great Apple Pie!

Best Apples for Baking: Apple Pie, Applesauce, Cider
Not all apples are ideal for cooking! Below is a chart with some of the best apples for baking—from apple pies to applesauce.
Oversize Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.
Garlic Growing Tips

Garlic is easy to grow and produces numerous bulbs after a long growing season. Plus, it’s frost tolerant! Here’s how to grow garlic in your garden.
The Old Farmer's Almanac Trinket Box

This small, clever box was designed to resemble a footed hope chest. It’s great for storing keepsakes, jewelry, and found treasures. It is made entirely out of wood—without any nails, screws, or glue!  The box’s lid features an etched copy of an illustration from the Almanac. The image is a wood engraving depicting spring and has been part of our cover since 1851.
How Okra is Grown

Okra is traditionally a southern U.S. plant that thrives in warm weather. Here’s how to grow okra plants in your own garden!
Triple Pine Cone Wind Chime

Made of heavy cast iron and measures 24.5 inches long. 
When and What is Flag Day?

Flag Day: Celebration of the American Flag
What is Flag Day? Flag Day is a celebration of the American flag that occurs on its anniversary, June 14.
Vegetable Kingdom Chip and Dip Serving Tray

Our colorful tray is a dazzling way to present not only chips and dip, but also crackers and cheese spread, vegetables and hummus, or fruit and chocolate sauce. This tray looks substantial, but is dishwasher-safe melamine for easy care. 
Trees and Allergies

Blowing in the Wind: Allergies and Pollen
If misery loves company, then hay-fever sufferers should never have to be alone.
Fresh Eggs Box Sign

All box signs are 1.75 inches deep and can stand on their own or hang for wall display. Measures 12 inches by 9 inches.