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Daily Newsletter for Monday, January 15, 2018

snow and moon

Keep warm by inner fires, and rest in peace.
Sleep on content, as sleeps the patient rose.
Walk boldly on the white untrodden snows,
The winter is the winter’s own release

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1830–85)

Monday, January 15, 2018
See births, events in history, and more!

MLK Day Date and History

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2020
The third Monday in January is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. Here is why we celebrate this day—plus, information about this influential American, civil rights leader, and Nobel Peace Prize laureate.
USA Cutting Board

Crafted from naturally grown bamboo. It’s knife-friendly and durable. Great for chopping and serving.

Got an Amazon Echo?

The Almanac Daily Update for Amazon Echo and Google Home
Have you gotten an Amazon Echo or Google Home as a gift? Or maybe you’ve only just heard of these new “smart speakers”? Well, now you can get the wit and wisdom of the Almanac on these devices with the Old Farmer’s Almanac Daily Update!
The 2018 Old Farmer's Almanac Weather Watcher's Calendar

Features amazing photography, weather proverbs, historical weather events, and trivia! 

First Snow Winners

Guess Our First Snow Contest!
The TEN winners of the Almanac’s “First Snow” contest are listed here! The winning date was December 9, 2017.
The Old Farmer’s Almanac Weather Notebook

Keeps avid weather watchers engaged and entertained day after day for up to 4 years! 

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The Right Garden Layout

How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-fresh lettuce to juicy tomatoes. In this video, we discuss the benefits different styles of garden beds. We’ll also demonstrate how to position your vegetables for a better harvest.
Extra-Handy Lazy Susan

Spins effortlessly, won’t tip, and holds a lot! Handcrafted in America by a 150-year-old basket company. Constructed with tough Appalachian white ash and brass nails. 

Easy Raisin-Filled Cookies

Old-Fashioned Raisin-Filled Cookies

These delicious yet not overly sweet cookies are perfect for bringing to a cookie swap, sticking in a lunchbox for a special treat, or enjoying with a cup of tea.

Dapper Doorstops

On sale while supplies last!