Old Man Winter, easy carving, pumpkin mac 'n cheese
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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Through golden noons and purple eves, and shadows cool and tender,
From scenes of tranquil happiness and dreams of deep delight,
October like a princess in her oriental splendor
Comes down the valley singing with her retinue of light.
–Katharine Brownlee Sherwood (1841–1914)
Erin Moran (actress) was born on this day in 1960. Dee Dee Warwick (soul singer) died on this day in 2008.
Are You Ready for Old Man Winter?
5 Tips for Disaster Preparedness You Could Really Use
We’ve all seen extreme weather devastate communities. By the time severe weatherhits, it’s already too late to act. Whether you’re faced with floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, or fires, the key to survival in disasters is planning. See our tips.
Make Your Own Herb Vinegar
You’ve seen herbal vinegars in upscale food boutiques and catalogues, usually stoppered or corked glass jars with sprigs of herbs floating in translucent liquid. Gorgeous. And pricey. Why not make your own herb-inflused vinegar? It’s easy!
How to Get Rid of Pantry Moths and Worms
You open a bag of whole wheat flour, a box of cereal, or a bag of dog food only to find little worms, moths, or even some webs. Ew! Here’s how to get rid of these pantry pests.
A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes.