4th July forecast, fishing, raccoon trouble

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, June 29, 2017


Wanderer moon
smiling a faintly ironical smile
at this
brilliant, dew-moistened
summer morning

–William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)

Thursday, June 29, 2017
180th day of the year

Twin red panda cubs born, Denver Zoo, Colorado was born on this day in 2008.
Joel Siegel (film critic) died on this day in 2007.

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!

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What's Your 4th July Forecast?

Fourth of July 2017 Forecast: Fireworks Weather?
Get the weather forecast for 4th of July 2017 from The Old Farmer’s Almanac. We’ll tell you what kind of thunderous celebrations could be in store—so you’re in the know when it comes to parades, BBQs, and fireworks! 
Color-Infused Metal Garden Stake

A brilliant seven-step color infusion process produces a gorgeous interplay of greens, yellows, and blues on a reflective metallic finish. 
Raccoon Troubles?

Learn how to identify raccoons and how to get rid of raccoons in your garden with these helpful tips.
Vintage Cast Iron Sun

This Vintage Cast Iron Sun measures over half a foot across and is made using traditional sand-casting techniques. The weather-resistant finish allows it to also be enjoyed outdoors. 
Rugged Coneflowers

Purple coneflowers, also known as Echinacea, are attractive and rugged flowers that draw butterflies and songbirds to the garden! Here’s how to grow coneflowers.
Floral Butterfly Garden Stake

Complement those gorgeous flowers in your garden with this fun garden stake. This hand-painted beauty stands out in the sun with bright colors and metallic paint for an eye-catching finish that glistens. The perfect addition to your backyard oasis!
The Best Gourmet Burgers!

Super Summer Burgers

These amazing gourmet burgers will have your mouth watering with delicious toppings, including applewood bacon. This is an upscale burger recipe for a special feast!

Mister Sun Wind Chime

These durable cast iron wind chimes will last for many years and develop a nice patina.
Time to Fish!

Best Fishing Days 2018
When are the best fishing times? See our best fishing days on the Almanac’s 2018 fishing calendar, below.
Art Glass Bird Garden Stakes, Set of 3

“These are the cutest little glass birds I’ve ever seen. They will look gorgeous in a flower pot and/or just in a flower bed or in the middle of some flowers or near a shrub. These are beautiful, you won’t go wrong purchasing them.” –Nancy H. from Ohio