Dog age chart, magical milkweed, pears

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 24, 2017

new moon

Shine on, O moon of summer.
Shine to the leaves of grass, catalpa and oak,
All silver under your rain to-night
–Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)

Monday, July 24, 2017
205th day of the year

Bindi Irwin (animal activist; daughter of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin) was born on this day in 1998.
Sherman Hemsley (actor) died on this day in 2012.

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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Dog Age Chart

Dog Age Chart: Dog Years to Human Years
How old is your dog in human years? Multiplying your dog’s age by seven is easy, but isn’t very accurate.
Milkweed Power

Common Milkweed and Its Natural Remedies
Common milkweed is a useful and abundant plant that has been featured in many natural remedies in the past. However, the plant is mildly toxic, so proceed with caution!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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

Biting into a juicy pear is one of the joys of the season. See how to plant, grow, and harvest pears in your own backyard. They are easy to fit into small yard spaces, and attractive, and require very little care once established.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
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Watering for Best Taste!

How to Water Vegetables for Better Taste
Improve the flavor of tomatoes and other vegetables just by the way you water your garden. Here’s how.
Lighted Glass Mason Jar

Makes a great centerpiece or accent decoration. Features a 4-hour timer. Requires 2 AAA batteries.
Peach Raspberry Crunch

High-Fiber Peach Raspberry Crunch

Mmmm! Our Peach Raspberry Crunch recipe is perfect for summer—freshly sliced peaches and fresh berries. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired!

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.