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)

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
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Fantastic Mac and Cheese Recipe

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.



No pipes to freeze.

With no water and drains required, there are no pipes to freeze during the cold winter months. For a limited time, save $200 and change the way you think about toilets. 

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Spring Bulbs for Christmas

Spring Bulbs: The Perfect Present for Any Gardener
Whether it’s a particular smell which triggers childhood memories or the way they brighten a dull winter’s day, spring bulbs grown indoors are a wonderful gift, bringing the spirit of spring to your house even when your garden is dormant.
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

$6.97 (You Save $5.00)
Know the Difference

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.
Bird Feeders

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

Using Wood Ash in the 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.
Tree of Life Indoor/Outdoor Reflective Wall Decoration

Features intricately detailed roots, leaves, branches, and flowers over a backdrop of swirling wind. The finish is very deep and radiant.  

An Almanac Best

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… 
Etched Porcelain Night Lights

Porcelain artwork that comes alive with detail and shadow when lit from behind!