Cooling sun, earwax remedy, fall garden list

Daily Newsletter for Thursday, October 12, 2017

woodland in autumn

The dead leaves fall like noiseless rain,
The air is calm and warm and sweet;
Upon the woodland and the plain
The ghost of summer rests her feet
.
–Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)

Thursday, October 12, 2017
285th day of the year


Chris Wallace (broadcast journalist) was born on this day in 1947.
Bill Shoemaker (jockey) died on this day in 2003.


 
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Our Cooling Sun

The Cooling Effect of the Sun
As Earth continues to warm, lower solar radiation may ease the heat’s impact—temporarily. Let’s take a look at some emerging weather patterns.
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Trinket Box

This small, clever box was designed to resemble a footed hope chest. It’s great for storing keepsakes, jewelry, and found treasures. It is made entirely out of wood—without any nails, screws, or glue!  The box’s lid features an etched copy of an illustration from the Almanac. The image is a wood engraving depicting spring and has been part of our cover since 1851.
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Observe Nature's Signs

Weather Folklore: What Leaves, Squirrels, Apples and Flowers Predict about Winter
I sometimes wonder why I am in the climate business. According to folklore, those leaves you have to rake up will tell you all you need to know about winter.
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Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights

These highly intricate and detailed night lights were carved with a laser. The craftsmanship is outstanding. Each shade consists of 4 pieces of wood held together with interlocking finger joints. The best part is that the shade hides the bulb, even when viewed from the side. Made in the USA.
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Fall Gardening List

Preparing Your Garden for Winter
See our list of fall chores to prepare your garden for winter—and ensure a beautiful and vibrant spring! We’ve covered vegetables, herbs, berries, perennials, roses, trees, and shrubs.
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Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

A colorful accent for any country-themed kitchen.
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Pumpkin Bars

Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars

Tangy cranberries stud these luscious, spicy pumpkin bars.

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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.
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Get Rid of Earwax

Earwax Removal with Olive Oil
Do you ever experience a deafening buildup of ear wax? It usually hits me early in the outdoor swimming season, when water finds its way into my ears. Here’s my favorite method of earwax removal: using olive oil!
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