Friday the 13th!, pumpkin carving, fall shrubs

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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)

 
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Ready for Friday the 13th? Well, November 13, 2020 is considered the lucky (or unlucky?) day. Why exactly is this day often associated with good or bad luck? What is the meaning of Friday the 13th and how did this superstition even begin? Find out—and enjoy fun freaky facts!

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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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How to Cook a Pumpkin
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Here’s how to clean and cook pumpkins two different ways. Plus, if you’re cooking your own pumpkins, it’s just one more step to make homemade pumpkin purée! Enjoy the fall flavor and healthy goodness of fresh pumpkin!

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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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Carrot Risotto
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Our Carrot Risotto With Apple Cider is a colorful, cheesy side dish that goes with everything! If different-color carrots are available, use them!

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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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