Halloween treats, pickled pumpkin, crop rotation

Daily Newsletter for Friday, October 20, 2017

purple vine leaves

All day I have watched the purple vine leaves
Fall into the water.
And now in the moonlight they still fall,
But each leaf is fringed with silver
.

–Amy Lowell (1874–1925)

Friday, October 20, 2017
293rd day of the year


Viggo Mortensen (actor) was born on this day in 1958.
Oscar de la Renta (fashion designer) died on this day in 2014.



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Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

 
Halloween Treats

Halloween Recipes: Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets! Enjoy our best Halloween recipes for Halloween treats and desserts.
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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. 
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$14.95
 
Ever Tried Pumpkin Pickles?

Pumpkin Pickles

These pumpkin pickles are a nice change from the usual sweet pumpkin treats. They make a great pairing with a cheese plate and add color to any autumn meal.

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Autumnal Tree Wall Art

This brilliant and highly reflective 16-inch metal art piece was laser-cut from rugged steel and then powder-coated for rust resistance and durability. Handcrafted with a 7-step metallic color infusion process and features a unique swirl pattern that creates an additional layer of dimension and interest. 
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$39.97
 
Halloween Weather

What Is So Spooky About Halloween Weather?
Why does Halloween fit so well with October? It’s just interesting to think about how much weather and daylight affect the whole nature of a celebration.
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Cardinal Wreath Hanger

Made in the USA from recycled steel. Powder-coated finish for outside durability. 
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$18.99
 
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What's Crop Rotation About?

How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year.
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Soy Wax Candles

SAVE 20% This large, eye-catching candle comes in a printed glass container housed in a decorative box with a wooden ball top. 
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$19.99
 
Amazing Pumpkin Carvings

How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, the idea is to have fun. We’ve got tips on carving the best pumpkin as well as how to pick a good pumpkin for carving! 
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Reading Magnifiers

Made of cast iron to hold the pages open.
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$27.97