Garden planning, delicious kale recipes, essay contest

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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 12, 2018

snow and moon

Winter is there, outside, is here in me:
Drapes the planets with snow, deepens the ice on the moon,
Darkens the darkness that was already darkness.
The mind too has its snows, its slippery paths

–Conrad Aiken (1889–1973)

Friday, January 12, 2018
Find out who was born today.

Planning Your Garden Dream

Planning Your Dream Garden
Get creative—and save money with this year’s vegetable garden plan. We’ll done the homework to help you create a garden with the most efficient spacing, the best days to plant, companion plants to ward off pests, and proper crop rotation principles to avoid re-planting certain crops in the same soil year after year. Let’s get started …
Sun Beam Patio Accent

These fun patio and deck decorations bring an instant smile to everyone’s face! The Sun Beam measures 13 inches in diameter. It’s made of high-quality recycled steel in the USA and powder-coated to endure outdoor weather. 

Orion is Easy to Spot Now

Orion the Hunter Reigns in the Winter Sky
All of Orion’s stars are easy to spot in the winter sky. We’re in a period of dark, moonless, evening skies, so let’s do some old-fashioned stargazing, and go hands-on under the sky.
Moon Beam Patio Accent

Buy our Moon Beam and Sun Beam together and save $5 with promo code NCWB5.

How Weather Changed Your Life

The Old Farmer's Almanac Essay Contest
Every year, The Old Farmer’s Almanac holds an essay contest with cash prizes. Enter here—and read wonderful winning essays from prior years!
Spruce Soy Wax Candles

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

Thai Chicken Pasta

Thai Chicken With Linguine Recipe
With this Thai Chicken With Linguine recipe from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the dinner “rush hour” turns into family time. It’s easy to make, filling, healthy, and packed with flavor.
Delicious Kale Recipes

Kale Recipes
Kale is added to recipes for good reason. Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a very healthy leafy green. However, kale is best enjoyed when prepared correctly and when used in the right kinds of recipes. Here are some of our favorite recipes using kale.
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.