Birth flowers, October sky, best days

This is an archived issue of our Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Monday, October 2, 2017

October cider

Hail, old October, bright and chill,
First freedman from the summer sun!
Spice high the bowl, and drink your fill!
Thank heaven, at last the summer's done
–Thomas Constable (1812–81)


Monday, October 2, 2017
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ECHO National Sales Event

Birthstone for October

October Birthstone: Color and Meaning
The October birthstone, the opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning “precious jewel,” and from the Greek word opallios, meaning “to see a change in color.” Discover more about this month’s birthstone!


Make Quick Work of Yard Cleanup!

Fall leaves are beautiful—but not fun to clean up. ECHO leaf blowers combine high speed with high-volume air output to create a helpful tool that not only performs the job but also is easy and comfortable to operate.

Birth Flowers for October

October Birth Flowers
Both of the October birth flowers—marigolds and cosmos—are colorful annuals that thrive in full sun. Learn the symbolism behind each flower!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac - Collector's Edition

Our exclusive best offer! This hardcover Collector’s Edition Almanac includes a free 2018 Gardening Wall Calendar and replicas of Almanacs from 100 and 200 years ago. (A $15.99 value!)

A Smile for Your Day

How to Buy Soap, Fooling Yourself, and More Humor
It’s time for another edition of “Humor Me” from The Old Farmer’s Almanac! Consider yourself warned.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia!