Lazy man's stew, container garden, coldest place

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Daily Newsletter for Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Then welcome, cold, welcome, ye snowy nights!
Heaven midst your rage shall mingle pure delights.
And confidence of hope the soul sustain,
While devastation sweeps along the plain:
Nor shall the child of poverty despair,
But bless the Power that rules the changing year;
Assured, though horrors 'round his cottage reign,
That Spring will come, and Nature smile again
–Robert Bloomfield (1766–1823)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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Cummins: Stay Ahead of the Storm

Coldest Place in the Universe

Baby, It's Cold Outside
It’s been a cold meteorological winter so far, and the northeastern states hit their very coldest point this past Sunday morning, January 7. If you want consolation, you might turn to the sky because the universe seems like a frozen emptiness to be avoided rather than explored.


Remember when the power went out…

…and you wished you had a generator? Not everyone knows how much power they use, and even fewer are aware of their emergency power needs. We found this easy-to-use calculator to help you get an idea of what you’ll need.

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Time for Garden Tool Care

How to Care for and Sharpen Gardening Tools
Where would we be without our trusty gardening tools? Treat them to a little bit of TLC and they should last for many years.
Lazy Man's Stew

Lazy Man's Beef Stew

Beef stew is comfort food at its finest. When it’s paired with crusty bread, a meal is born.

The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!


How to Start Exercising

10 Tips to Help You Start Exercising (and Keep at It)
Sometimes, it can be difficult to start exercising—and even more difficult to stick with it! Here are some tips to help you start exercising again, even if you do not have a gym membership.
The 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar

A highly useful daily planner full of humor and useful advice. It’s an indispensable tool for managing your life and keeping yourself organized. Includes plenty of room for jotting down appointments and notes.


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Winter Bluebirds

Bird Sounds: Eastern Bluebird
You may know the sweet little bluebird from many popular songs, books, and movies, such as “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz. Learn more about this good friend to gardeners and listen to the sounds of the Eastern Bluebird.
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Calendar

Start each day with a tidbit of Almanac fun: weather wisdom, quirky historical facts, useful hints, and time-tested proverbs.