Today's eclipse: What exactly to look for! Zucchini brownies, tomato seed-saving

Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 21, 2017

moth at night

A shaded lamp and a waving blind,
And the beat of a clock from a distant floor:
On this scene enter—winged, horned, and spined—
A longlegs, a moth, and a dumbledore; While ‘mid my page there idly stands
A sleepy fly, that rubs its hands . . .

–Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)

 

Monday, August 21, 2017
233rd day of the year


Jim McMahon (football player) was born on this day in 1959.
Ray-Bernice Eames (designer) died on this day in 1988.


 

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Countdown: What to Look For!

Observing the Total Eclipse: What to Look For
Lately, several people have asked me what exactly to look for during a total solar eclipse. So if you’re traveling to this one on August 21, here’s what you’ll see at 10 minutes, 5 minutes, 2 minutes, 1 minute, and totality!
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Ode to a Cow Almanac Wooden Sign

This poem was originally printed in The 1936 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Its inspirational advice is still relevant for today’s busy lifestyles.
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What You Can (and Can't) See

Total Solar Eclipse or Partial Eclipse: Which Will You See?
total solar eclipse will sweep across the continent on August 21, 2017. However, most of us will see what is called a partial solar eclipse. A young Almanac fan shares a great video explaining the difference between a total eclipse and partial eclipse.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Country Calendar

Scenic photographs, country musings, fun facts, humor, and advice. Plus best days to fish, plant, set eggs, harvest crops, and cut hay.
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Bob's Complete Eclipse Guide

Total Solar Eclipse 2017 Guide and Map
Ready for the Great American Eclipse? We present The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse Guide by Almanac astronomer Bob Berman, courtesy of The 2017 Old Farmer’s Almanac. This August 21 eclipse—the first to appear over the mainland United States in nearly 40 years—will be a historic event, with or without the media hype. Bob tells you everything you need to know.
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Art Glass Bird Garden Stakes, Set of 3

“These are the cutest little glass birds I’ve ever seen. They will look gorgeous in a flower pot and/or just in a flower bed or in the middle of some flowers or near a shrub. These are beautiful, you won’t go wrong purchasing them.” –Nancy H. from Ohio
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Tomato Seed-Saving

How to Save Your Tomato Seeds Successfully
Growing heritage or heirloom tomatoes helps preserve this fantastic diversity of fruit for future generations.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.  
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Yummy Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini Brownies

Zucchini brownies? Yes!

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The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

Buy the Almanac for Kids, Volume 7, and GET VOLUMES 6 AND 5 FOR FREE! 
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