Dog days, tomato hornworms, oregano

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 10, 2017

dog days

Dog Days bright and clear
Indicate a happy year;
But when accompanied by rain,
For better times, our hopes are vain
.
–proverb

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The Dog Days of Summer
The Dog Days of Summer

The “Dog Days” of summer last from July 3 to August 11. What are the Dog Days, exactly? The ancient origins of this common phrase might surprise you. Enjoy this article about the meaning behind the Dog Days of summer!
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The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.

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Tomato Hornworms
Tomato Hornworms

Big, fat, and green! Here are tips on how to identify, control, and get rid of tomato hornworms in your garden.
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Oregano
Oregano

Oregano is a perennial herb with rose-purple or white flowers and a taste reminiscent of thyme. Here’s how to grow oregano plants in your garden—plus, delicious recipes using oregano.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!

 

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How to Make Vegetable Stock Out of Kitchen Scraps
How to Make Vegetable Stock Out of Kitchen Scraps

Why throw out what may be the most healthful and flavorful parts of the foods you prepare regularly? Toss them together into the stockpot first to brew up a tasty, nutritious broth that adds a gourmet kick to a soup, stew, chowder, or casserole. 
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

Makes a great stocking stuffer that will last all year long! Get free shipping on this item.

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Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden
Native Bees: The Best Pollinators for Your Garden

The super-pollinators of the garden are … native bees! While honey bees have their place, it’s our native solitary bees—such as mason bees and leafcutter bees—which are most vital to our flowers and food. Learn more about these amazing heroes of pollination—and see how to bring...
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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

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