windowsill herbs, first day of seasons, sweet potatoes

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, September 21, 2017

natural rose

Over! The sweet summer closes,
The reign of the roses is done
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)


Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Harvesting Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes
Are you growing sweet potatoes? With their deep orange flesh, these edible roots have a naturally-sweet flavor and are a top source of beta-carotene. Thriving in warm soil, unlike regular potatoes, sweet potatoes will be ready to harvest just as the ends of the vines begin to turn yellow, or just before frost in the North. Perfect timing for autumn foods and the holiday table!
Family Roots Wall Art

This brilliant and highly reflective 16-inch metal art piece was laser-cut from rugged steel and then powder-coated for rust resistance and durability. Handcrafted with a 7-step metallic deep color infusion process and features a unique swirl pattern that creates an additional layer of dimension and interest. 

Bringing Herbs Indoors

Growing Herbs Indoors
Even just a few pots of herbs indoors can supply you with wonderful flavors at your fingertips year-round. All you need is a sunny windowsill or grow lights. Here are seven herbs that will grow well indoors.
Northern Pike Coat Rack

The five coat hooks resemble fishing lures!

Walk or Run?

Should You Walk or Run in the Rain?
It’s storm season. You finish dinner at a restaurant and it’s suddenly pouring.  You gaze at your car parked not so far away.  Is it better to walk or run in the rain?
The Old Farmer's Almanac for Kids

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

When to Fish

Best Fishing Days and Times
The best times to fish are when the fish are naturally more active.
2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

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Health-Boosting Fire Cider

How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider is a traditional tonic made with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar.  It’s been used for generations as a remedy to ward off sickness and promote health. See how to make fire cider!