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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, October 18, 2017

purple twilight

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)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
291st day of the year

Zac Efron (actor) was born on this day in 1987.
Dee Dee Warwick (soul singer) died on this day in 2008.

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Are You Ready for Old Man Winter?

5 Disaster Preparedness Tips to Tackle Now
Fall is the perfect time to step up disaster preparedness, both inside and outside the home. The time to figure out details is not when a storm is bearing down on you. Here are five simple steps that we urge you to take for disaster preparedness—plus, 10 steps to make sure that your house and property are ready for Old Man Winter.
Winter Woods Double Soaps

Creamy triple-milled soap made of only the purest ingredients, including shea butter, tucked into each attractive gift box!
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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.
Pumpkin Melody Kitchen Towel

There’s nothing shy or demure about these cotton kitchen towels! The colorful prints demand attention and deserve it.
Easy Herbal Vinegar

Preserving Herbs: Make Your Own Herb-Infused 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!
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.   
Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese!

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

This Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese recipe was an entry in our Old Farmer’s Almanac Reader Recipe Contest using pumpkin. Though it did not win a prize, it got many thumbs up!

Triple Pine Cone Wind Chime

Made of heavy cast iron and measures 24.5 inches long. 
$59.95 (Save $30)
What's That Worm in My Flour?

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 to find little worms or moths or perhaps some webs. Ew!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Garden 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.