harvesting onions, zucchini-lemon muffins, DYI fertilizer

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 17, 2017

bee in august

Silence again. The glorious symphony
Hath need of pause and interval of peace.
Some subtle signal bids all sweet sounds cease,
Save hum of insects’ aimless industry
–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)


Thursday, August 17, 2017
229th day of the year

Sean Penn (actor) was born on this day in 1960.
Connie Reeves (America's oldest cowgirl at 101, died 12 days after being thrown from her horse, Dr. Pepper. She was one of the first women to study law at the University of Texas and she started one of Texas's first girls' drill teams) died on this day in 2003.


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Lemon-Zucchini Muffins

Lemon-Zucchini Muffins

Shredded fresh zucchini doesn’t alter the flavor of these lemony muffins, but it does give them a moister texture and a nutritional boost.

2018 Almanac Garden-Themed Weekly Planner and Organizer

Perfect for recording appointments, tasks, and special occasions. Covers 18 months with full-week calendar spreads. What’s more, it’s loaded with pretty plant illustrations, reliable gardening advice, timesaving tips, and a durable soft cover that lies flat!
Fascinating Eclipse History

Eclipse History: Total Solar Eclipses in the United States
August 21, 2018, is the one-year anniversary of “The Great American Eclipse”—the first total solar eclipse exclusive to the U.S. since before the nation’s founding in 1776. Here are highlights of eight total solar eclipses that have hit American soil since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.
The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!
How to Harvest Onions

Onions are a cold-season crop, easy to grow because of their hardiness. Here’s how to grow an endless supply of onions in your garden!
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DIY Fertilizer

Feeding Your Plants for Free
There are many commercial products available to feed your plants with, but you can’t beat making your own organic fertilizer at home—and for free.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Readers' Letters

What the Almanac Means to You
We are absolutely humbled by our readers who answered, “What Does the Almanac Mean to You” this past year. There is so much age-old wisdom captured here. It’s almost a window into the past and future. We hope this puts a smile on your face!
The Almanac Weather Rock

100% accurate weather predictor! If the rock is wet, it’s raining. If it’s dry and still, just wait a minute—it’s a mistake and will change soon.