Canning guide, cookies, powdery mildew spray

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, August 28, 2017

Eruptive lightnings flutter to and fro
Above the heights of immemorial hills;
Thirst-stricken air, dumb-throated, in its woe
Limply down-sagging, its limp body spills
Upon the earth. A panting silence fills
The empty vault of Night with shimmering bars
Of sullen silver, where the lake distils
Its misered bounty.—Hark! No whisper mars
The utter silence of the untranslated stars
–E.E. Cummings (1894–1962)



Rain Falls, Power Fails, Cummins Works

Cowboy Cookies Recipe

Cowboy Cookies

Our Cowboy Cookies recipe is a reader favorite!



Garden Work Gloves with Claws

Weed or dig quickly and easily!  No need to get up and search for a trowel or or hoe—just keep working. Everything is at your fingertips. The best part is that actual customers voted it 5 stars!
New Canning Guide

Pressure Canning Guide: How to Use a Pressure Canner
Preserving your harvest or farmers’ market haul in a pressure canner has many benefits. Here’s how to (safely) use a pressure canner at home, as well as when you should use pressure canning instead of traditional water bath canning.
Nest and Eggs Metal Canister Set

The Nest and Eggs Metal Canister Set is a beautiful solution for storage! You can fill them with flour, sugar, tea or cookies in the kitchen or use them for desk storage in your office. Just be sure to put them on display on a countertop or open shelf, as they’re too stylish to hide.
Know Your Clouds

Types of Clouds
By observing clouds, you can often predict the incoming weather. Clouds are classified by their altitude (height in the sky) and their shape. Here are some common types of clouds.
Horse Wooden Night Light

Fantastic detail and craftsmanship are the hallmarks of this three-sided light. Casts a warm glow, too.
Powdery Mildew Spray

Powdery Mildew Remedies for Plants
One unwelcome visitor to my garden at this time of year is powdery mildew. Here’s how to control this plant disease with natural remedies, including a homemade baking soda spray treatment.
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!
Planting Cover Crops

Planting Cover Crops in the Home Garden
Plant cover crops in the fall to protect and nourish your soil by spring! Also called “green manure,” it’s easy to scatter the seeds. Cover crops work for any size garden—from a small raised bed to a small farm. Here’s advice and our charts on cover crops by region for the United States and Canada.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes.