USDA planting zones, cold myths, windchill

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Daily Newsletter for Monday, January 8, 2018

wintery woods

Chill airs and wintry winds! my ear
   Has grown familiar with your song;
I hear it in the opening year,
   I listen, and it cheers me long
–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–32)

Monday, January 8, 2018
8th day of the year

Wolfgang Puck (chef) was born on this day in 1949.
Art Clokey (creator of Gumby and Pokey) died on this day in 2010.

USDA Planting Zones

What Are Plant Hardiness Zones?
Plant hardiness zones—also known as planting zones or growing zones—help gardeners understand which plants can survive their region’s climate. Find out which planting zone you’re located in and grow the best garden possible.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 
Canadians Know Cold

“It Was So Cold That . . .”
Canadians know cold.
Know about Windchill!

Windchill Chart for the United States
Consult the Windchill Temperature Chart below to avoid severe winter conditions that could cause frostbite, hypothermia, and other hazardous health problems.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 
Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie With Vegetables

To some people, a chicken pie with vegetables is a travesty, but this Chicken Pot Pie is so good that even purists will love it.

The Old Farmer’s Almanac Gardening Notebook

A gardener’s most useful tool is knowledge from past seasons. Don’t rely on sticky notes or memory! You’ll love our beautiful Gardening Notebook with its waterproof cover—easy to bring to the garden. Keep records so you know when pests arrive and when to put preventative controls in place to avoid damage. Also, track what blossoms when, first and last frost dates, what was planted where, what worked, favorite varieties, what you want to move, and other notes. 
10 Myths About Being Cold

10 Myths About the Cold
Can cold weather give you a cold? Do you lose most of your body heat through your head? Is a cup of hot coffee the best way to warm up? We answer these and more myths about the cold!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!