Mercury retrograde, stollen, La Niña winter

Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Alpine star

Life is mostly froth and bubble;
Two things stand like stone:
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own

–Adam Lindsay Gordon (1833–70)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
339th day of the year

Frankie Muniz (actor) was born on this day in 1985.
Nelson Mandela (political activist) died on this day in 2013.

Have an Amazon Echo?
Try saying "Alexa, ask Farmer's Almanac about today."
Last Mercury Retrograde!

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2018
When is Mercury in retrograde? What is this phenomenon, exactly? Read on for the 2018 Mercury Retrograde Dates—and to see how Mercury’s retrograde motion might affect you!
Barn Christmas Ornament

This tiny country barn is totally adorable! Features amazing detail.
La Niña is Here. What It Means.

How Will La Niña Affect Winter Weather?
According to early reporting, it looks like we’re in for another La Niña! What does that mean? How will La Niña affect your winter?
Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design.
Something Different!

Christmas Cactus
Christmas Cacti are easy to grow.
Birdbath/Feeder Stake

Rich and vibrant colors are accented with pearl to give an iridescent hue to this elegantly crafted art glass bowl. This attractive art piece can be used as a birdbath or a bird feeder with the stable 3-pronged base. 
Old-Fashioned Stollen

Christmas Stollen

Lovely version of an old favorite. Tastes best served warm. Decorate with whole candied cherries, and use other candied fruit pieces to make leaves and stems.

Ladybug Tooth Fairy Box

Makes a great gift for a young family. Made in Vermont from 100% lead-free pewter.
About Wood Stoves

A Brief History of the Woodstove
A woodstove could once be found in nearly every American home, but today, more efficient means of heating have taken over. Here’s a brief history of a centuries-old device, the wood-burning stove!
Star Wreath Hanger

Looks great paired with a traditional evergreen wreath or dried flower arrangement. Made in the USA.