Recycling that tree, birthstones, best days

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 2, 2018

frost warrior

January is here,
With eyes that keenly glow--
A frost-mailed warrior striding
A shadowy steed of snow
.
–Edgar Fawcett (1847–1904)
 

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January Birthstone: Color and Meaning
January Birthstone: Color and Meaning

The January birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel. Garnets form in layers of rock deep underground where they withstand extreme temperature variations. Geologists study garnets to understand the effects of temperature and pressure on surrounding ...
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

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

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How to Create a Year-Round Vegetable Garden

In this short video, we share six proven strategies to keep your homegrown harvests coming year-round.
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Glass Sun Catchers

Lots of colors and designs to choose from!

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11 Ways to Reuse or Recycle a Christmas Tree
11 Ways to Reuse or Recycle a Christmas Tree

Twelfth Night is the traditional day on which many people take down their Christmas tree and decorations. To prolong the holiday spirit and also give back to wildlife, how about putting that old Christmas tree in your own backyard? Here are 10 other ways to let nature help you recycle that tree!
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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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German Potato Soup
German Potato Soup

With vegetables, noodles, and bacon, this German potato soup is a wonderfully simple and hearty meal on a cool night!

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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.

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