Perfect compost, equinox oddities, ancient sites

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, September 19, 2017

autumn apple trees

And now the autumn season waits,
In mellowing forms of fruitage
–Stephen Henry Thayer (1839–1919)


Tuesday, September 19, 2017
262nd day of the year

Trisha Yearwood (singer) was born on this day in 1964.
Jackie Collins (author) died on this day in 2015.


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Amazing Seasonal Markers

5 Ancient Sites Aligned With the Solstice and Equinox
Ever been to Stonehenge? Machu Picchu? Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Here are five amazing ancient sites aligned with the solstice and equinox.
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Odd Equinox Facts

The Old, Misunderstood Equinox
Can you balance an egg on the equinox? Are days and nights truly equal? Bob separates autumnal equinox facts from fiction.
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List for Fall Cleanup

Fall Chores: Autumn Garden Cleanup
It’s time to start on those fall garden chores. Here is a to-do list for fall vegetable garden cleanup.
The 2020 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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How to Compost

The Perfect Compost Recipe | How to Get Your Compost Heap Cooking!
Compost is the very best food you can give to the plants in your garden. However, making really great compost requires the right mix of ingredients. This video demonstrates how to mix greens and browns with air and moisture to produce good compost.
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