Bee house giveaway, squash bugs, is chocolate healthy?

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 6, 2017


Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

Thursday, July 6, 2017
187th day of the year

50 Cent (rapper) was born on this day in 1976.
Kasey Rogers (actress) died on this day in 2006.

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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Black-eyed Susans

Black-eyed Susans
Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) are native to North America and one of the most popular wildflowers grown. They tend to blanket open fields, often surprising the passerby with their golden-yellow beauty.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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Squashing Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs
What are those bugs on your squash? Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of squash bugs in your garden.
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Is Chocolate Good for You?

A Little Chocolate For Health? Maybe.
The good news is never quite as good as you wish. However, recent research suggests that eating a little chocolate a few times a week may deliver a cascade of health benefits.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.   
When Chickens Stop Laying

Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs
The final chapter in our Raising Chickens series is what to do when your chicken stops laying eggs or suffers from illness and pain. Yes, this is the cycle of life and an unfortunate responsibility that comes with the job of raising chickens.
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A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.