Friday the 13th!, pumpkin carving, fall shrubs

Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 13, 2017

migrating birds south

Now by great marshes wrapt in mist,
Or past some river's mouth,
Throughout the long, still autumn day
Wild birds are flying south.

–Wilfred Campbell (1861–1918)

Friday, October 13, 2017
286th day of the year

Ashanti (singer) was born on this day in 1980.
Stephen Ambrose (historian) died on this day in 2002.

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Fun Facts and Folklore about "13"

When Is the Next Friday the 13th?
October brings Friday the 13th this year! Why is the 13th considered a “bad luck” day?  Enjoy facts and folklore about Friday the 13th!
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.
Fall Shrubs and Trees

Fall Garden: Shrubs and Trees for Fall
Get those beloved colors of autumn right in your own yard with a beautiful fall garden.
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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How to Carve Your Pumpkin

Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks
Whether this is your first attempt at carving a pumpkin or your hundredth, there are many imaginative ways to create something special.
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Handmade in the USA and sold exclusively through The Old Farmer’s Store! 
Cooking A Pumpkin

How to Cook Pumpkin
Here’s how to cook pumpkin the simplest way—plus a selection of delicious pumpkin recipes, from our Blue Ribbon Pumpkin Pie to pumpkin spice pancakes!
Chalk-Style Wooden Box Sign

A colorful accent for any country-themed kitchen.
Apple Cider Risotto

Apple Cider Risotto With Carrot Confetti

This recipe won second prize in our 2015 Almanac Recipe Contest.

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.