Best mac and cheese, wood ashes, humor

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Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

sea lark

Oh, good gigantic smile o’ the brown old earth, 
This autumn morning! How he sets his bones 
To bask i’ the sun, and thrusts out knees and feet 
For the ripple to run over in its mirth; 
Listening the while, where on the heap of stones 
The white breast of the sea-lark twitters sweet

–Robert Browning (1812–1889)

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Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese
Super-Creamy Mac and Cheese

So-o-o-o much better than boxed! A delicious mac and cheese recipe that’s a guaranteed hit with anyone who takes a bite.

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Flowering Bulbs for Christmas

Give flowering bulbs this holiday season! Learn how to plant flowering bulbs indoors for Christmas bloom—and how to create simple Christmas gifts using popular bulbs that will quickly bloom and continue to flower until the weather warms again.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

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What is the Difference Between Spices and Herbs?
What is the Difference Between Spices and Herbs?

What is the difference between spices and herbs? An herb is the green, leafy part of the plant. A spice can come from the root, stem, seed, fruit, flower or bark of the tree or plant. Learn more about what’s in your spice cupboard—and how to best use herbs and spices in cooking.
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Bird Feeders

Many designs to choose from that are sure to attract lots of activity!

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How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden
How to Use Wood Ashes in the Home and Garden

If you burn firewood, you have wood ashes. Don’t throw them out! There are many surprising ways to use ashes around the garden and home. Here are five practical ideas.
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Tree of Life Indoor/Outdoor Reflective Wall Decoration

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Why My Great-Uncle Gave Up the Ministry
Why My Great-Uncle Gave Up the Ministry

When this true story was published in The 1984 Old Farmer’s Almanac, many readers wrote to say that it was the funniest Almanac story they had ever read. It certainly contains our “pleasant degree of humor,” but was it “useful”? Well, there may be a lesson here somewhere… 
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