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)
 

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
2nd day of the year


Jim Bakker (evangelist) was born on this day in 1939.
Pete Postlethwaite (actor) died on this day in 2011.


 
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Birthstone for January

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 rocks.
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Save 30% while supplies last! Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.
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$6.97
 
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6 Tips for Year-Round Harvest

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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$8.95-$12.95
 
What To Do With The Tree

Recycle That Christmas Tree
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, take down your Christmas tree … then what? Here are ideas from our readers on how to 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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$47.97
 
German Potato Soup Recipe

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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$16.95
 
January Best Days

Best Days for the Month of January 2018
Here is a snapshot of the Best Days for the month of January 2018—from Best Days to quit smoking to Best Days to cut hair.
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Large Wooden Matches

Choose from 22 stunning designs! Each matchbox is about the size of a deck of playing cards and contains 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips.
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$3.99