Dog age chart, magical milkweed, pears

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

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)

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Dog Age Chart: Dog Years to Human Years
Dog Age Chart: Dog Years to Human Years

How old is your dog in human years? We used to simply multiply a dog’s age by seven. However, this calculation isn’t so cut-and-dried. See our dog age calculator and chart to discover your dog’s age.
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Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies
Common Milkweed: Uses and Natural Remedies

Common milkweed has a long history as a natural remedy—and has many other uses, too! Plus, milkweed is the food of our beautiful monarch butterflies. Learn about this surprisingly useful native plant.
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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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Pears
Pears

Biting into a juicy pear is one of life’s joys. Growing pears is generally easier than growing apples, as they have less pest and disease issues. They are easy to fit into small yard spaces, too! Learn more about planting pear trees in your backyard.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!

 

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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.
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Lighted Glass Mason Jar

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

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High-Fiber 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!

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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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