Dry skin fixes, Christmas tree care, potato bread

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, November 27, 2017

little feet

There comes the sound of childish feet
And childish laughter loud and sweet,
And little hands stretch eager palms
To beg the firelight's golden alms

–James Berry Bensel (1856–86)

Monday, November 27, 2017
331st day of the year

Fisher Stevens (actor) was born on this day in 1963.
Lotte Lenya (actress) died on this day in 1981.

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Christmas Tree Care Tips

How to Care for a Christmas Tree
Here are some tips for choosing the perfect Christmas tree, keeping your Christmas tree healthy through the holidays, and reusing your tree afterwards! First, watering is critical. A freshly-cut tree can consume a gallon of water in 24 hours!


Who invented beer?

Who made the first beer? It’s not Budweiser! And who is Ninkasi?
Did Your Order Amaryllis Bulbs?

Amaryllis: How to Grow Amaryllis Bulbs
Amaryllises are beautiful Christmas bulbs that are easy to care for. Find out how to buy the best amaryllis bulbs, how to plant the them, how to care for amaryllis, and how to make sure they bloom again next winter!
Solar Tulip Stake

The hand-painted petals on this glass tulip provides gorgeous color during the day. A crackle-glass ball inside the tulip emits a lasting glow when the sun goes down.
$17.39 (You Save $11.60)
What Nature's Signs Say

Weather Folklore: What Leaves, Squirrels, Apples and Flowers Predict about Winter
I sometimes wonder why I am in the climate business. According to folklore, those leaves you have to rake up will tell you all you need to know about winter.
Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.
When Is The Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 2019: The First Day of Winter
Winter officially begins with the Winter Solstice on Saturday, December 21, 2019. This is the astronomical first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Enjoy our winter solstice facts, folklore, FAQs, and more!
Moon Shiners Sun-Powered Mason Jar Lids

SAVE 42% ($5 off) Light up your walkway, driveway, or patio. Display your favorite treasures with illumination.
Caramel Popcorn

Oven Caramel Corn

Is your mouth watering? Our classic Oven Caramel Corn recipe is easy and fun to make and is oh-so-delicious!

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!