Cooking turkey, Seed heads for birds, cosmic gratitude

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, November 21, 2017

autumn moon

A touch of cold in the Autumn night
I walked abroad,
And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge
Like a red-faced farmer.
I did not stop to speak, but nodded;
And round about were the wistful stars
With white faces like town children
–T. E. Hulme (1883–1917)

Tuesday, November 21, 2017
325th day of the year

Troy Aikman (football player) was born on this day in 1966.
David Cassidy (singer and actor) died on this day in 2017.


Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

How to Roast a Turkey

How to Cook a Turkey: Cooking Times and Tips
Ready to roast the big bird? Here are our tips on how to cook a turkey, including a chart on how long to cook a turkey for peak flavor!


Save Water, Save Time, Save $200 – Limited Time

Here’s a solution for when you need a place to “go” but it’s difficult and too expensive to install a waste system. This toilet requires no plumbing or digging, uses no water and is easy to install almost anywhere.
A Year of Natural Disasters

A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest ever in the United States in terms of weather events. The total cost of weather-related damages has likely exceeded $350 billion, at least $100 billion more than the previous mark. Of course, this figure does not include the far more important loss of lives.
Mistletoe & Holly Brooch

A lovely fine pewter pin for the holidays. Wear it on sweaters, coats and hats. Handmade in Vermont.
Reasons to be Grateful

Cosmic Gratitude on Thanksgiving
Most of us have a lot to be thankful for. It would be nice to hold a Thanksgiving star party, where astronomers could rattle off their own special reasons to be grateful. I’ll go first.
Fresh Eggs From Happy Chickens Metal Sign

Features beautiful, rustic colors. Hang in your kitchen or on your chicken coop. Made on Bainbridge Island, Washington, from heavy-duty aluminum to last like a street sign!
Seed Heads for Winter Birds

Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Most of the garden has been stripped down to bare bones but I am in no hurry to cut down any plants that have interesting seed heads. The birds fully appreciate having a smorgasbord of seeds to choose from and we love watching them. 
Spruce Soy Wax Candles

These large, eye-catching candles come in a printed glass container housed in a decorative gift box with a wooden ball top. 
Easing into Holiday Meals

Bowls and Boards for the Holiday Table
Facing some health issues this fall, I turned my mind toward how to make holiday meals that would minimize exertion but maximize variety and flavor. For some reason, instead of frozen casseroles, stews, lasagnes, and quiches, two words popped into my mind: bowls and boards!
Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!