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
275th day of the year

Lorraine Bracco (actress) was born on this day in 1955.
Tom Petty (musician) died on this day in 2017.


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!)
October's Best Days

Best Days for the Month of October 2017
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of October 2017—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best Days to cut hair.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

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

Sky Watch: October 2017
Welcome to the October 2017 Sky Watch!  See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including bright planets, the full Moon, and more celestial highlights!
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.
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 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.