Total solar eclipse guide, butterflies, crunchy pickles

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, July 13, 2017

daisies in field

Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway,
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day

–Abba Gould Woolson (1838–1921)

Thursday, July 13, 2017
194th day of the year

Bobby Carpenter (hockey player) was born on this day in 1963.
Red Buttons (actor) 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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Total Solar Eclipse Guide!

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide and Map
Ready for the Great American Eclipse? We present The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide by Almanac astronomer Bob Berman, courtesy of The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac. This August 21 eclipse—the first to appear over the mainland United States in nearly 40 years—will be a historic event, with or without the media hype. Bob tells you everything you need to know.
How to Attract Butterflies!

Plants that Attract Butterflies
Butterflies and flowers were made for each other, and there are certain flowers that butterflies absolutely love to be around. As a French poet once pointed out, “butterflies are flying flowers, and flowers are tethered butterflies.” Here are some of the best plants that attract butterflies!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Growing Jade Plants

Jade Plant
Jade plants are succulent house plants, which makes them fairly resilient and easy to grow indoors—plus, they’re long-lived! See how to care for your jade plant.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

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

When to Harvest Vegetables and Fruit
How do you know when to pick vegetables at the peak of flavor? When is your fruit ripe for picking? See our fruit and vegetable harvesting guide for the most common vegetables and fruit. Pick at the peak—in the garden and in the market!
The 2018 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.
Make Crunchy Dill Pickles

Crunchy Dill Pickles

This super-easy dill pickle recipe results in delicious, crisp pickles that go great with anything. Perfect for a summer picnic or cookout!

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

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.