First frost dates, geraniums, cooking acorns

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, September 7, 2017

harvest moon

The mellow moon, the changing leaves,
The earlier setting sun,
Proclaim at last, my merry boys,
The harvest-time begun
–Charles G. Eastman (1816–60)


Thursday, September 7, 2017
250th day of the year

Julie Kavner (actress) was born on this day in 1951.
Gregory Mcdonald (author) died on this day in 2008.


Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

Frost Dates Calculator

Frost Dates Calculator
Just punch in your zip code or postal code for your frost dates!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Basement Flooding

Prevent Basement Flooding
Spring rain and summer storms are great for the garden, but a wet basement is never a good surprise. Here are some tips to prevent flooding and dampness in your basement.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
September Night Sky

Sky Watch: September 2017
Welcome to the September 2017 Sky Watch!  See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including visible planets, the full Moon, and more celestial highlights!
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.
Caring for Geraniums

Geraniums are a longtime favorite of gardeners. They are easy to grow, colorful, and emit a lovely scent. Here’s how to grow geraniums in your home and garden!
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.   
Cooking Acorns

How to Prepare and Cook Acorns
Acorns are extremely nutritious and readily available in nature, making them a healthy addition to many recipes. Here’s how to prepare and cook acorns!


Does your grill make the cut?

Barbecuing is now a year-round sport. Plus, football and tailgating is kicking off. Don’t let your grill be a non-starter. Let’s stop hunger one bratwurst at a time.