Summer solstice, sedum, jam-making

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, June 19, 2017

There is a bird in the poplars—
It is the sun!
The leaves are little yellow fish
Swimming in the river.
The bird skims above them—
Day is on his wings.
It is he that is making
The great gleam among the poplars

–William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)


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Summer Solstice!

Summer Solstice 2020: The First Day of Summer
In 2020, the June solstice occurs on Saturday, June 20, marking the start of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Here’s everything you need to know about the summer solstice—the longest day of the year!
Vermont Weather Station

Measures temperature and humidity with an easy-to-read scale. Available in both brass and copper. A handsome and practical addition to your kitchen window.

Growing Sedum Tips

Sedum is a perennial plant with thick, succulent leaves, fleshy stems, and clusters of star-shaped flowers. Here’s how to grow sedum in your garden!
Sparrow Rain Gauge | Save 32%

Features a simple yet elegant design crafted in brass.

Why Ants Love Peonies

Ants on Peony Flowers: An Enduring Myth
Why are there ants on my peonies? Will ants harm my peonies? Every year, peony season brings these questions. Plus, we hear that enduring (but delightful) myth that ants need to “tickle the buds” to help peonies open. Peonies and ants do have a relationship but it’s not quite what you may think.
Bold Kitchen Aprons

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT IDEA! There’s always something cooking at The Old Farmer’s Almanac. When it gets messy, we grab for one of these easy-care cotton aprons.

Making Fruit Jams

How to Make Jams and Preserves
Preserve your fruit! See how to make jams and preserves with these canning tips and recipes.
Oversized Wooden Matches

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

Amazing Benefits of Oats

Health Benefits of Oatmeal and Oats
Oats are good for more than just breakfast. Read on to learn about the health benefits of oatmeal and oats, as well as what else they can do!
Wooden Box Sign

Looks like it was drawn with chalk! Measures 1.75 inches deep and can stand on its own or hang on a wall. Size: 12 inches by 9.5 inches.