Beginner garden, chicken dinner, cracked lips

This is an archived issue of our Almanac.com Companion email newsletter.

Daily Newsletter for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

wintery woods

All day the gusty north-wind bore
The loosening drift its breath before;
Low circling 'round its southern zone,
The sun through dazzling snow-mist shone
.

–John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–92)

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Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

In the Vegetable Gardening for Beginners Guide, we cover how to start a vegetable garden from scratch, which vegetables to grow, and when to plant what. This year, we’ve added a “starter” garden plan consisting of easy-to-grow vegetables, companion planting techniques, and some...
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Spruce Soy Wax Candles

Makes a great gift! These eye-catching candles come in a beautiful gift box. 

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Ponytail Palms
Ponytail Palms

Ponytail palms are a unique-looking, long-lived indoor plant that thrives on benign neglect. They are very easy to grow, provided you don’t overwater them! Here’s how to grow and care for a ponytail palm in your home.
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Oversized Wooden Matches

Each gorgeous matchbox contains approximately 50 wooden matches with color-coordinated tips. New designs and old favorites available.

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Snowshoeing in the Winter: Tips to Get Started
Snowshoeing in the Winter: Tips to Get Started

Snowshoes have come a long way since their origins some 7,000 years ago. Back then, it’s safe to guess that snowshoeing was not considered a leisure winter sport.
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The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Moon Calendar

Features dramatic images of the Moon!

 

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Chicken With Avocado and Almonds
Chicken With Avocado and Almonds

Our “Chicken With Avocado and Almonds” dish combines the best of a fricassee and chow mein. The avocados add striking color and flavor.

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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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Make Your Own Lip Balm
Make Your Own Lip Balm

As we come indoors and then go out, the dry winter air causes static hair, parched skin, and—especially—cracked lips. It’s easy and inexpensive to make your own moisturizing lip balm from natural ingredients.
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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. 

 

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