Halloween treats, pickled pumpkin, crop rotation

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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
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Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

Halloween Treats

Halloween Recipes: 13 Treats and Desserts
Halloween is a time for sweets and treats! Enjoy our best Halloween-themed recipes for treats and desserts. From classic pumpkin pie to caramel-covered apples, we’ve got many of the fall classics that the young (and young at heart) love.
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 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. 

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.

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. 

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.
Cardinal Wreath Hanger

Made in the USA from recycled steel. Powder-coated finish for outside durability. 

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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.
Spruce Soy Wax Candles

Makes a great gift! These eye-catching candles come in a beautiful gift box. 

Amazing Pumpkin Carvings

How to Carve a Pumpkin
When it comes to pumpkin carving, “Farmer Mike” Valladao is an expert. He shares his tips, tricks, and techniques—plus his talent with our Almanac readers! Take a look …
Reading Magnifiers

Made of cast iron to hold the pages open.