Boxing Day, garden dreaming, 2018 weather

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, December 26, 2017

star of bethlehem

The darling of the world is come,
And fit it is we find a room
To welcome Him.
The nobler part
Of all the house here is the heart

–Robert Herrick (1591–1674)

 
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Boxing Day 2020: What Is Boxing Day?
Today is Boxing Day

Boxing Day 2020: What Is Boxing Day?
Boxing Day is celebrated on December 26! This year, that’s a Saturday. Why is it called Boxing Day? And what, if anything, does boxing have to do with it? Boxing Day, like a box, has many points of interest. Here is the short history of Boxing Day, some recipes, and more.

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Lighted Glass Mason Jar

Makes a great centerpiece or accent decoration. Features a 4-hour timer. Requires 2 AAA batteries.

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$15.95
Lighted Glass Mason Jar
 
Long-Range Weather Forecast
2018 Long-Range Predictions

Long-Range Weather Forecast
Find the 2021 long-range weather summary and month-by-month predictions for your city, state or province, or region of the USA or Canada. Since 1792, The Old Farmer’s Almanac has been known for its traditionally 80 percent–accurate fore

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The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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$14.95
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook
 
Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners
Start Dreaming!

Top 10 Tips on Garden Planning for Beginners
Want to start your first vegetable garden? How hard can it be? Just stick a few seeds in the ground and stand back, right? If only it were that easy! Here are 10 garden planning tips to consider before you dig in.

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Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 

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$47.97
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan
 
Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Plant Catalogs
Seed Catalogs and Web Sites

Free Garden Seed Catalogs and Plant Catalogs
It may feel like winter but the garden season begins in December with the arrival of the seed catalogs appearing in mailboxes and online. Here is a wonderful list of free garden seed catalogs and some of our favorites. Given the massive increase in gardening this past year, the...

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Screaming Eagle Garden Stake

Features a bright and bold patriotic eagle that was made in the USA. Powder-coated metal for durability and rust resistance. 

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$29.95
Screaming Eagle Garden Stake
 
Apricot and Pistachio Bark
Easy Apricot and Pistachio Bark

Apricot and Pistachio Bark

You’ve got to try this simple recipe for making candy! This easy and delicious treat is an excellent homemade gift for teachers, coworkers, friends, and family.

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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.

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$23.97
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer