Partial vs total eclipse, sage, freezing foods

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 10, 2017

lime tree

Ah in the thunder air
how still the trees are!
And the lime-tree, lovely and tall, every leaf silent
hardly looses even a last breath of perfume

–D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930)

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Total Solar Eclipse Versus Partial Eclipse: What's the Difference?
Total Solar Eclipse Versus Partial Eclipse: What's the Difference?
With the next total solar eclipse around the corner (July 2, 2019), you may wonder what’s so special about totality. The difference between a total solar eclipse and a partial eclipse is like the difference between night and day. Understand the differences …
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Sage
Sage
Garden sage is easy to grow—and a wonderful culinary herb that flavors meat and bean dishes (including that Thanksgiving stuffing). See how to plant, grow, and harvest sage.
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Solar Eclipse T-Shirts

Tremendous selection of designs for all tastes! 

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How Long Does Food Last in the Freezer?
How Long Does Food Last in the Freezer?
How long should you keep food in your freezer? Time to clean it out? See this frozen food storage chart to find out whether or not you can freeze cheese, how long you can freeze chicken for, how long uncooked meat keeps in the freezer, and much more. Plus, get advice on freezing...
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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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Summer Corn Chowder
Summer Corn Chowder
I love a lot of things about summer, but one in particular is the sweet crunch of fresh corn on the cob. Here’s a wonderful corn chowder recipe—to make with fresh corn—or, canned corn if fresh corn is not available.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

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

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How to Freeze and Dry Herbs
How to Freeze and Dry Herbs
Don’t waste those fresh garden herbs! Freezing herbs is easy; there’s no need to blanch. Or, some herbs can simply be air-dried or dried in a dehydrator. Here’s how to freeze and dry herbs—as well as which herbs are best for freezing versus drying.
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Herb Drying Racks

Preserve and share your garden’s bounty!

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