Skunks, anxiety relief, eggplant recipe

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, August 31, 2017


Now westlin winds and slaught’ring guns
Bring Autumn’s pleasant weather;
The moorcock springs on whirring wings
Amang the blooming heather:
Now waving grain, wide o’er the plain, 
Delights the weary farmer:
And the moon shines bright, when I rove at night,
To muse upon my charmer
–Robert Burns (1759–96)


Thursday, August 31, 2017
Find out who was born today.


Rain Falls, Power Fails, Cummins Works

Keep Flowers Alive Longer

How to Keep Cut Flowers Fresh
See 10 tips on how to cut flowers for a vase—whether you have your own cutting garden or picked up flowers from the market. These are easy tricks to extend the lives of your flower bouquets or cut flower arrangements. In the garden, remember that cutting encourages more blooms for many flowers!
Skunks in the Garden

Hey—What’s that smell? If you think you’ve got a skunk hanging around your yard, it’s time to act! Here’s how to identify and deter skunks from your yard and garden.
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!

Even More Tomato Recipes

Best Tomato Recipes for the Height of Season
Let’s make the most of summer’s tomato harvest!  We’ve got some fresh tomato recipe ideas right here—from tantalizing tomato sauce to fried green tomatoes to super salsa!
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!

Eggplant Sandwich

Eggplant Hoagies

This eggplant hoagie recipe is the perfect summer sandwich. Two of our editors who don’t care for eggplant thought it was delicious!

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!


Anxiety Remedies

Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Stress
Herbs and natural remedies can help calm anxiety and stress. Here’s a list of ways to relieve anxiety naturally.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.