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)

Thursday, August 10, 2017
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What's a Partial Eclipse, Anyways?

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 …
Premium Solar Eclipse Glasses 5-Pack

Amazon #1 best seller! 
Growing 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.
Solar Eclipse T-Shirts

Tremendous selection of designs for all tastes! 
How Long Can You Freeze Foods?

Freezer Storage Times: How Long Can You Freeze Foods For?
How long can you freeze food for before it’s no longer safe to eat? 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 fruit lasts in the freezer, and much more. Plus, find tips for freezing foods correctly.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
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.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

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

Preserving Herbs
Although I grow many herbs fresh in pots and in my greenhouse for year-round use, I also like to preserve an abundant supply for the long season when nothing grows outdoors. It’s fun and not all that time-consuming. Home gardeners have several ways to preserve herbs for cooking and medicine. Here’s how to dry and freeze herbs.
Herb Drying Racks

Preserve and share your garden’s bounty!