Thanksgiving food guide, allium, baking soda

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 6, 2017

poplar trees in november

When the tree bares, the music of it changes:
Hard and keen is the sound, long and mournful;
Pale are the poplar boughs in the evening light
Above my house, against a slate-cold cloud
–Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)

Monday, November 6, 2017
310th day of the year

Maria Shriver (newscaster) was born on this day in 1955.
Clarence "Ace" Parker (professional football player) died on this day in 2013.

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Surprising Uses for Baking Soda

The Best Uses for Baking Soda
Baking soda is amazing! This versatile substance can be used to remove stains, keep your sneakers smelling fresh, and even get rid of your sweet tooth. Here are some of the best uses for baking soda.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
The Stunning Cost of Hurricanes

Tracking the High Costs of Hurricanes
I recently went to Florida to visit my sister and saw damage from Hurricane Irma—mostly downed or damaged palm trees. The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season does not end until Nov. 30, but four major hurricanes of Category 3 or greater have already occurred. Let’s see how the 2017 season compares with the worst hurricanes in recorded history.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!  
November's Bright Planets

Sky Watch: November 2017
Welcome to the November 2017 Sky Watch!  See what to look for in the night sky tonight, including bright planets, the full Moon, and more celestial highlights!
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Beautiful Allium Varieties

Growing Allium: The Ornamental Onion
Eye-catching and easy to grow, ornamental onions, of the genus Allium, deserve a place in every garden. Autumn is the best time to plant these long-lived, hardy, deer- and rodent-resistant bulbs.
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.   
Thanksgiving Recipe Guide!

Best Thanksgiving Recipes
Few feasts are so steeped in tradition as Thanksgiving! We’ve collected our (mostly) traditional Thanksgiving recipes for you—featuring roast turkey, cornbread stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and more.
The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Boxed Daily Calendar

Gardeners will be delighted with this nicely illustrated and gift-boxed page-a-day calendar!