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)

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Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

 
How to Cook a Turkey: Cooking Times and Tips
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!
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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.

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A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
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...
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Mistletoe & Holly Brooch

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

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Cosmic Gratitude on Thanksgiving
Cosmic Gratitude on Thanksgiving

Are you a stargazer? After your Thanksgiving feast, in this season of dark skies, let’s look up—way up—at beautiful stars, planets, and the amazing universe around us. There are so many reasons to be grateful. Bob Berman gets us started …
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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!

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Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds
Plants With Seeds to Feed the Birds

In the autumn, let’s not be in a hurry to cut down plants that have interesting seed heads. The birds fully appreciate having a smorgasbord of seeds to choose from and we love watching them! Listed here are plants that have great seed heads for birds. 
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Spruce Soy Wax Candles

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

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Bowls and Boards for the Holiday Table
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!
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Santa's Key

The perfect solution for homes without a chimney!

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