Zucchini time, calendula, healthy beans

Daily Newsletter for Monday, July 31, 2017

The poetry of earth is never dead:
  When all the birds are faint with the hot sun,
  And hide in cooling trees, a voice will run
From hedge to hedge about the new-mown mead;
That is the Grasshopper’s—he takes the lead
  In summer luxury,—he has never done
  With his delights; for when tired out with fun
He rests at ease beneath some pleasant weed

–John Keats (1795–1821)

Monday, July 31, 2017
212th day of the year

Dean Cain (actor) was born on this day in 1966.
Robert A. Taft (politician) died on this day in 1953.


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Harvesting Zucchini

Squash (Zucchini)
Squash, especially zucchini, are very prolific producers! Easy to grow, each plant will produce several squash a day during peak season. Make sure you harvest summer squash when tender and still immature!
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.  
Comforting Calendula

Comforting Calendula and Its Many Benefits
No other flower in the cutting garden glows with cheerfulness quite like calendula. Irresistible waves of bright yellow and orange daisy-like flowers greet me on my morning rounds, lifting my spirits even on the worst of days.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
When is the Next Full Moon?

Next Full Moon
When is the next full Moon? See our Full Moon Calendar for 2018 for the U.S. and Canada.
Zucchini Recipe Ideas

Best Zucchini Recipes | 15 Favorites
In honor of “Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day” (August 8), here are 15 ways to use this versatile squash, especially during the harvest when it’s so abundant! Explore zucchini bread and breaded zucchini rounds—plus, zucchini relish, pizza, and even brownies!
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.   
Good-for-you Green Beans

Green Beans: So Good for You
String beans. Green beans. Snap beans. Not only are they healthy for your body but also they give back to the soil!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!