5 rules of garden planning, headache relief, party food

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, December 28, 2017


Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true
–Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809–92)

Thursday, December 28, 2017
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5 Rules for Garden Planning

Five Golden Rules of Garden Planning
Here are five golden rules to make your garden more productive! We’ll help you to avoid many of the pitfalls this year.
Almanac Hummingbird Thermometer

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

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Veggies To Start This Winter

5 Vegetables to Start in Winter
Many vegetables can be seeded by late winter to give you a super-early start. Here are 5 vegetables that you can start growing now, and we demonstrate how to get the best return from these early-season crops.
Almanac Barn Night Light

The roof features The Old Farmer’s Almanac logo in a way reminiscent of the painted barn advertisements of the early to mid–20th century for soft drinks and roadside attractions.

New Year Traditions

New Year's Traditions From Around the World
Many New Year’s traditions that we take for granted today actually have a long, long history. This year, ring out the old and ring in the new with a new New Year’s tradition—or two!
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)
Cheese Ball Appetizer

Cheese Ball

No holiday party is complete without a cheese ball! Serve with crackers, veggie sticks, or pita chips and this creamy appetizer will disappear before your eyes.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

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

Relieving Your Headache

Headache Types and Treatments
Not all headaches are created equal. Learn about the many different types of headaches and headache treatments that will provide relief.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia!