4th July sky, classic food, making jam

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, June 30, 2017

Warm summer sun,
Shine kindly here,
Warm southern wind,
Blow softly here.
Green sod above,
Lie light, lie light.
Good night, dear heart,
Good night, good night

–Mark Twain (1835–1910)

Friday, June 30, 2017
181st day of the year

Vincent D'Onofrio (actor) was born on this day in 1959.
Mojave Max (spring prognosticator) died on this day in 2008.


ECHO National Sales Event!

Jupiter and Saturn Sightings

Fourth of July Sky: Jupiter and Saturn
Independence Day (U.S.) is the evening when most Americans are watching the sky. While you wait for fireworks, gaze at Jupiter, the Moon, and Saturn!
Sun Beam Patio Accent

These fun patio and deck decorations bring an instant smile to everyone’s face! The Sun Beam measures 13 inches in diameter. It’s made of high-quality recycled steel in the USA and powder-coated to endure outdoor weather. 
Plant Some Peonies

How to Grow Peonies: Peony Care Tips
One of the most magnificent mainstays of the garden is the common herbaceous peony (Paeonia lactiflora). Peonies plants are virtually pest-free; deer and rabbits don’t like its bitter taste. And peonies in containers can be planted almost any time! 
Kaleidoscope Wind Spinner

Features a deep and highly reflective finish that hypnotically pulses with each breeze! Made in the USA to last.
Growing Citrus Trees

Lemons & Oranges
Although Citrus is a subtropical genus, northern gardeners can grow lemons, oranges, and other citrus trees in containers to enjoy fresh citrus fruit.
Large Rustic Daisy Flower Stake

Bring a bit of the countryside to your outdoor decor with our Rustic Flower Stakes. This floral beauty is crafted from metal and hand-painted for a weathered look. Standing almost 4 feet high, it can be displayed alone or complemented with other rustic flowers. 
Classic 4th July Food

Fourth of July Recipes
Celebrate Independence Day (U.S.) with tasty, patriotic dishes. Here are 10 classic 4th of July recipes—including our best fried chicken, BBQ ribs, burgers, drinks, and festive desserts!
Be The Black Sheep Metal Sign

Encourage people that share your fun side! Made in the USA like a rust-proof street sign to hang indoors or outside.
How to Make Homemade Jam

How to Make Jams and Preserves
Preserve your fruit! See how to make jams and preserves with these canning tips and recipes.
Black and White Rooster Decor

Bring a bit of the rural countryside to your outdoor decor. Handcrafted thick-metal Black and White Rooster. Fine detail and embossed texture on the feathers, wattle, and comb are enhanced by the hand-painted finish. For your indoor or outdoor enjoyment!