Fruit flies, pet goats, surprising uses for salt

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

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, August 9, 2017

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The big doors of the country barn stand open and ready,
The dried grass of the harvest-time loads the slow-drawn wagon,
The clear light plays on the brown gray and green intertinged,
The armfuls are pack'd to the sagging mow
.
–Walt Whitman (1819–92)

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