Thanksgiving weather, Indian summer, garlic

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 13, 2017

dead leaf

And the dead leaves lie huddled and still,
No longer blown hither and thither,
The last lone aster is gone;
The flowers of the witch hazel wither

–Robert Frost (1874–1963)

Monday, November 13, 2017
317th day of the year

Whoopi Goldberg (actress) was born on this day in 1955.
Katherine MacGregor (actress) died on this day in 2018.

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Real Meaning of Indian Summer

Indian Summer: What, Why, and When?
In the fall, it seems that almost any warm day is referred to by most people as “Indian summer.” And while their error is certainly not of the world-shaking variety, they are, for the most part, mistaken.
Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!
What's in Store for Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Weather Forecast
What kind of weather’s in store for the big Thanksgiving weekend? Check the Almanac’s long range weather forecast summary for your region, below!
Heirloom-Quality Pewter Ornaments

Handcrafted in Vermont from fine pewter. Choose from a large selection of designs.
Jupiter Emerges to Meet Venus

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!
Almanac Outhouse Ornament

Made right down the road from The Old Farmer’s Almanac!
Did You Plant Your Garlic?

Planting Garlic
Few flavors rival garlic’s. It’s pungent, exotic, powerful, and scrumptious. Garlic has also been thought to ward off of vampires and used as a cure-all for what ails you. Historically, many serfs were forced to grow it, as the king demanded it for taxes. Garlic has been a mainstay of most households for a long, long time.
Dragonfly Tea Infuser

A great gift for the tea drinker. Enough loose tea fits in the stainless steel mesh ball for a pot, or use less for a cup. Handmade in Vermont from fine pewter.
Our Favorite Thanksgiving Side

Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole

Anyone who likes to have dessert first will love this dish! It’s perfect as a side dish on a holiday (or any other day, really).

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac

Makes a great stocking stuffer that will last all year long! Get free shipping on this item.