Sleep better, weather records, soft pretzels

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, October 17, 2017

basket of nuts

The mug of cider simmered slow, 
The apples sputtered in a row, 
And, close at hand, the basket stood 
With nuts from brown October’s wood

–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017
290th day of the year

Alan Jackson (country musician) was born on this day in 1958.
Levi Stubbs (lead singer of The Four Tops) died on this day in 2008.

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Soft Pretzel Recipe

Soft Pretzels

Homemade pretzels are a delicious surprise in a bagged lunch or a tasty treat at a party.

Bright and Bold Dish Towels

There’s nothing shy or demure about these cotton kitchen towels! The colorful prints demand attention and deserve it. 
A Hurricane Record

The Strongest Hurricane Month Ever
We all know this hurricane season has been active, but how active? September 2017 was the strongest hurricane month ever recorded. Here’s why.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Harvesting Pumpkins

Whether you use them for carving or cooking, pumpkins do not disappoint. Here’s how to plant, grow, and harvest pumpkins!
Pumpkin Melody Fabric Hostess Napkin, Set of 4

To create some drama at the dinner table (the good kind), set out our attention-getting new cotton napkins.
Get a Better Night's Sleep

How to Sleep Better and Stop Snoring
If you are suffering from insomnia or sleep deprivation, simply can’t sleep, or are snoring, you might benefit from these natural sleep aids, which might help you sleep better.
Pumpkin Melody 60-inch Table Runner

Welcome family and friends to your home with the glorious colors and abundant beauty of autumn. 
Making Apple Cider

Apple Cider Press Party | How to Make Apple Cider
My friends received an apple cider press for a wedding present long ago. Last week, they threw an Apple Cider Press party, and what a treat!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!