Baking soda magic, baby berry tarts, fleas on pets

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)

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
193rd day of the year

Erik Per Sullivan (actor) was born on this day in 1991.
Sherwood Schwartz (writer & producer) died on this day in 2011.

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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Berry and Rosemary Tarts

Wild Strawberry & Garden Rosemary Tarts
The family and I headed out for an after-dinner walk the other night. We started down the driveway and made our way along the field when someone keenly spied the motherload.  Our field was surprisingly filled with sweet, red, wild strawberries perfect for the pickin’ and eatin’.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
Worst Plants for Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles: Best and Worst Plants
Although Japanese beetles have a wide range of favorite foods, some plants are more appealing to them than others. Here’s a list of the best and worst plants to keep when dealing with Japanese beetles.
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.   
Ever Grown Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet Potato
The sweet potato is a warm-season, spreading vegetable of tropical origin. Here’s the right way to grow and harvest delicious sweet potatoes.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

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

Home Remedies for Pets
Here are some valuable home remedies for dogs and cats that can keep your pet’s tail wagging and save you an unnecessary trip to the vet.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Top seller! 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. 
Magical Baking Soda

Household Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth. Here are some of the best household baking soda uses.