Bee house giveaway, squash bugs, is chocolate healthy?

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 6, 2017


Hot July brings cooling showers,
Apricots and gillyflowers

–Sara Coleridge (1802–52)

Thursday, July 6, 2017
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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.
Squashing Squash Bugs

Squash Bugs
What are those bugs on your squash? Squash bugs, probably. Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of squash bugs in your garden.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 

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.
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When Chickens Stop Laying

Raising Chickens 101: When Chickens Stop Laying Eggs
What do you do when your chicken stops laying? Often, this is part of the seasonal cycle, but sometimes it could be more.
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.