Baking soda magic, baby berry tarts, fleas on pets

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Balmily, balmily, summer wind,
Sigh through the mountain passes;
Over the sleep of the beautiful deep
Over the woods green masses
Ripple the grain of valley and plain,
And the reeds and the river grasses
.
–Ina Donna Coolbrith (1841–1928)

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Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts

The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We had started down the driveway and were making our way along the field when someone keenly spied the mother load. Our field was surprisingly filled with sweet, red, wild strawberries perfect for the pickin’ and eatin’—and...
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!

 

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Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants

Although Japanese beetles are known to feed on more than 300 types of plants, some are more appealing to them than others! Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to grow when dealing with Japanese beetles.
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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. 

 

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Sweet Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes

Learn how to grow sweet potatoes. A root vegetable with deep orange flesh, delicious sweet potatoes are commonly grown in southern regions as they require four months of warm weather; northern regions can have success with select varieties. Here’s how to plant, care for, and harvest sweet potatoes!
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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 

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Home Remedies for Pets
Home Remedies for Pets

Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet happy and healthy. From getting rid of fleas to caring for dry skin, let’s get those dog tails wagging and cats purring. 
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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 

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The Best Uses for Baking Soda
The Best Uses for Baking Soda

Bicarbonate of soda—commonly known as “baking soda”—is a wonderful household product for much more than baking! From removing stains to cleaning teeth to even getting rid of your sweet tooth, see some of the best uses for baking soda.
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