Reading woolly worms, Moon's dark side, poison ivy

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

colorful autumn leaves

Here was October, here
Was ruddy October, the old harvester,
Wrapped like a beggared sachem in a coat
Of tattered tanager and partridge feathers
–Stephen Vincent Benet (1898–1943)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
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Reading The Woolly Worm

What a Woolly Worm Knows
It’s time again to shine the spotlight on a certain caterpillar—the woolly worm! According to folklore, this fuzzy fellow has the ability to predict the weather.
Pouncing Cat Windchime

Made of cast iron!

There Isn't a Dark Side

The Far Side of the Moon
We never see the far side of the Moon or what some people call the dark side of the Moon. Do you think it looks identical to the near side that we do see?
Tree of Life Light-Reflective Wall Art

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  

Apple Cider Muffins

Apple Cider Bread or Muffins

Moist and tart, Apple Cider Bread can be made as muffins, too.

Clean Air Odor-Neutralizing Candle

Eliminates offending odors—doesn’t just mask them! The ingredients are a proprietary blend of essential and botanical oils in a GMO-free soy wax base with an unbleached hemp wick. 

A Spooky Story

Mystery of the Missing Fingers
Over the centuries, people have sent unsolicited, strange-but-true stories to the Almanac. Here’s an oft-repeated one. 
Almanac Harvest Pickler Kit

Take the worry out of the pickling process by making “quickles” instead. Turn your harvest into a gourmet side dish or scrumptious any-time-of-day snack that is ready within hours instead of months. The Harvest Pickler Kit gives you step-by-step instructions and all of the spices necessary to turn your bounty into a crowd-pleaser that will have your family and friends begging for more!

Poison Ivy Tips

Poison Ivy in the Garden
Got poison ivy in your own garden? As a gardener myself, I feel your pain! Here are my tips on how to get rid of poison ivy in the garden and yard.
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.