Cooling sun, earwax remedy, fall garden list

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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)

 
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The Cooling Effect of the Sun
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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The Old Farmer's Almanac Trinket Box
 
Signs of a Bad Winter: Squirrels, Onion Skins, and Other Folklore
Observe Nature's Signs

Signs of a Bad Winter: Squirrels, Onion Skins, and Other Folklore
I sometimes wonder why I am in the climate business. According to folklore, just look at the squirrels! Or the thickness of onion skins! Interestingly, weather folklore warning of a harsh winter is based on La Niña. So, it’s a little bit of art and science! Let’s look at some signs of a bad 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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Dragonfly Wooden Night Lights
 
10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
Fall Gardening List

10 Tips to Prepare Your Garden for Winter
How do you put your garden to bed for winter? See 10 tips on how to winterize your garden beds—from covering garden soil to protecting trees and shrubs. We list vegetables, herbs, berry patches, perennials, roses, trees, and shrubs so you’re covered!

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Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

A colorful accent for any country-themed kitchen.

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Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign
 
Browned Butter Frosted Pumpkin Bars
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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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer
 
Earwax Removal with Olive Oil
Get Rid of Earwax

Earwax Removal with Olive Oil
Do you ever experience a deafening buildup of ear wax? It usually just builds up naturally. Here’s my favorite method of earwax removal: using olive oil!

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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs. 

 

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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar