Orion the hunter, healthy tonic, heirloom veggies

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, December 27, 2017

cozy with fireplace

My glass is filled, my pipe is lit,
     My den is all a cosy glow;
And snug before the fire I sit,
     And wait to feel the old year go
.
–Robert W. Service (1874–1958)

Wednesday, December 27, 2017
361st day of the year


Tovah Feldshuh (actress) was born on this day in 1952.
Carrie Fisher (actress) died on this day in 2016.


 

Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

 
Boost Your Health!

How to Make Fire Cider
Fire cider boosts your health with herbs stewed in apple cider vinegar. See how to make this traditional tonic to help ward off cold-weather illnesses. It’s not only super healthy, but also super delicious!
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What A Year of Weather

A Costly Year: The Damaging Weather of 2017
With wildfires, hurricanes, drought, and natural disasters, this year has been by far the costliest ever in the United States in terms of weather events. The total cost of weather-related damages has likely exceeded $350 billion, at least $100 billion more than the previous mark. Of course, this figure does not include the far more important loss of lives.
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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
 
Stargazing With Orion

How to See Orion: The Hunter Constellation
In December, many people start to notice Orion the Hunter in the night sky.  It’s one of the most famous constellations—seen by everyone on Earth! Learn more about Orion—and get viewing tips.
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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
 
Best Garden Planner on Earth

Vegetable Garden Planner for PC and Mac
Let The Old Farmer’s Almanac Garden Planner help you to plan your entire garden! Get a free week’s trial of the world’s #1 garden planning software. 
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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
 
Heirloom Catalogs

Heirloom Catalogs and Pioneer Seedswomen
Even though many seed companies have gone digital, I’m amazed at how many catalogs we still receive in the mail. If you think there are too many seed catalogs now, back in the late 1880s there were thousands of small seed companies. Although the cultural information and descriptions in old catalogs are helpful if you are researching heirloom plants, the artwork is the draw.
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Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

Retro design resembles a vintage advertising thermometer. Made in the USA.
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$23.97