Garden planning, delicious kale recipes, essay contest

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
12th day of the year

Dominique Wilkins (basketball player) was born on this day in 1960.
Maurice Gibb (with his brothers built the Bee Gees into a disco sensation with hits like "Stayin' Alive" and "More Than a Woman") died on this day in 2003.

Planning Your Garden Dream

Planning Your Dream Garden
January is for garden planning here at the Almanac. The weather outside may be frightful, but gardening begins in January with a dream.
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: Easy to View 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. All of Orion’s stars are easy to spot in the winter 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!
Soy Wax Candles

These large, eye-catching candles come in a printed glass container housed in a decorative box with a wooden ball top. 
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 all the rage right now—and for good reason! Much like its well-loved cousin, spinach, kale is a healthy and versatile leafy green. Here are a few of our favorite kale recipes!
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.