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Daily Newsletter for Friday, August 11, 2017
Sing a song of Summer,
The world is nearly still,
The mill-pond has gone to sleep,
And so has the mill. Shall we go a-sailing?
Or shall we take a ride,
Or dream the afternoon away
Here, side by side?
–Cosmo Monkhouse (1840–1901)
Fall Garden: When to Plant Vegetables for the Fall
Here’s a handy fall garden guide to help you decide what to plant in the fall garden and when to plant your fall crops! The succession gardening chart below shows the last fall planting dates, based on the first expected frost dates in the fall.
Left-Hander's Day: August 13 August 13 is Left-Handers Day! If you or the lefties in your life feel excluded, forgotten, or even mistreated year-round due to your left-handedness, today is the RIGHT (haha!) day to celebrate being a lefty!